Nokia uses the metaverse to assist Cessna aircraft technicians at remote airports.
Mobile phone manufacturer giant Nokia has been working on developing industrial use cases for the Metaverse.
Nokia uses the Metaverse to connect remote breweries and train aircraft techs.
Nokia, a telecoms infrastructure company, has been exploring ways to utilize the Metaverse to support remote workers, from beer brewers at opposite ends of the world to aircraft technicians in remote airports.
Robert joyce CTO of Nokia said that part of those plans also include delivering the Metaverse:
“Nokia set up two labs last year to really look at the Metaverse and the technologies that underpin the Metaverse.”
According to Robert Joyce Nokia started collaborating with an Australian university to deliver a 5 G-connected microbrewery using metaverse technology last year.
Researchers from a brewery tech lab at the University of Technology Sydney and their counterparts at Dortmund University in Germany have collaborated using Augmented Reality (AR).
He explained that the researchers conduct joint experiments where they alter various aspects of the beer brewing process, such as temperature, volume, timings, and recipes, and then integrate the results into the digital twin.
"Then, they can use the digital twin to simulate brewing and fine-tune the beer in the virtual environment."
In South Australia, Nokia has been exploring the use of the metaverse to potentially support Cessna aircraft technicians at remote airports, according to Joyce.
According to Robert Joyce "We worked with a company that had a virtual cessna aircraft you've got cessna in front of you and then you have an audio instruction in your ear to tell you how to change the wheel or change a part on the engine."
"We utilized a Microsoft HoloLens connected to 5G to provide instructions to individuals on servicing a Cessna through the use of augmented reality."
At the World Economic Forum (WEF) earlier this month, Nishant Batra, Nokia's global Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, stated that the Metaverse will have a greater immediate impact on industries rather than the consumer market.
According to Nishant Batra:
Ports have started utilizing digital twins to monitor every container on their docks, regardless of how deeply they are stacked, and aerospace companies are constructing engines and fuselages in the digital realm to precisely simulate an aircraft's flight behavior before manufacturing its first mechanical component.
The industrial #metaverse promises to fundamentally change the way we work, whilst driving productivity, boosting safety, and enabling new levels of flexibility.— Nokia (@nokia) January 13, 2023
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Robert Joyce concurred with the statement, noting that he doesn't anticipate the consumer metaverse to become popular until 2030.
He stated that by next year, revenue spent on the industrial Metaverse will be five times greater than that spent on the consumer or enterprise Metaverse.
Robert Joyce expresses the technology is not there yet the technology is clunky referring to currently available consumer Metaverse devices.
"It is not the best experience to have a Quest 2 on your head for a couple of hours and it's not until people to the augmented reality werables that are comfortable mass-produced."
"We anticipate a three to five-year delay before we observe substantial adoption of consumer virtual reality or augmented reality services."
When queried about the role of blockchain in the future of the Metaverse, Joyce expressed optimism that the technology will be essential for payments or asset transfers.
"Blockchain will play a role if integrity within a metaverse is desired," stated Joyce.
"If I was going to buy a house next to Snoop Dogg's and want to ensure 'that it couldn't be lifted and shifted and copied that's where blockchain is quite useful in terms of maintaining uniqueness in a digital space."
As well Joyce said that he doesn't believe blockchain is a necessity in all applications.
"Blockchain is not a fundamental technology for the Metaverse, but I'm pleased that it exists and it will be utilized in the Metaverse," he concluded.