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Methods and systems relating to an augmented virtuality environment

United States Patent

May 20, 2014
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Robotics – Intelligence Kernel
Systems and methods relating to an augmented virtuality system are disclosed. A method of operating an augmented virtuality system may comprise displaying imagery of a real-world environment in an operating picture. The method may further include displaying a plurality of virtual icons in the operating picture representing at least some assets of a plurality of assets positioned in the real-world environment. Additionally, the method may include displaying at least one virtual item in the operating picture representing data sensed by one or more of the assets of the plurality of assets and remotely controlling at least one asset of the plurality of assets by interacting with a virtual icon associated with the at least one asset.
Nielsen; Curtis W. (Rexburg, ID), Anderson; Matthew O. (Idaho Falls, ID), McKay; Mark D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wadsworth; Derek C. (Rexburg, ID), Boyce; Jodie R. (Rigby, ID), Hruska; Ryan C. (Idaho Falls, ID), Koudelka; John A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Whetten; Jonathon (Provo, UT), Bruemmer; David J. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 480,459
June 8, 2009
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.