High-tech Chocolate: exploring mobile and 3D applications for factories

Abstract

FXPAL, a research lab in Silicon Valley, and TCHO, a chocolate manufacturer in San Francisco, have been
collaborating on exploring emerging technologies for
industry. The two companies seek ways to bring people
closer to the products they consume, clarifying end-to-end
production processes with technologies like sensor
networks for fine-grained monitoring and control, mobile
process control, and real/virtual mashups using virtual and
augmented realities. This work lies within and extends the
area of research called mixed- or cross-reality