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Menelaos K. Pappas
(Greek: Μενέλαος Κ. Παππάς)
Mechanical Engineer, Ph.D.

Profile[edit]

Surname: Pappas
Forename: Menelaos
Nationality: Hellenic (Greek)
Gender: Male
Birth Date: September 1st, 1978
Birth Place: Ioannina, Greece
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Menelaos Pappas (Greek: Μενέλαος Παππάς ) holds a Diploma (5-years degree) in Mechanical Engineering (2002, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece) and a Ph.D. (Dr.-Eng.) in the field of Digital Human Modeling for Computer-Aided Ergonomics in Product & Process Design (2009, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece). He has been Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Western Macedonia since fall of 2010 where he is teaching courses in Computer Aided Manufacturing for Industrial Production. He has also the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Western Macedonia, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Kozani, Greece (Courses: Computer Aided Design Optimization (CAD/CAM/CAE Systems) & Mechanical Drawing II) and at the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Larissa, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Larissa, Greece (Courses: CNC Machine Tools, Engineering Design & Design of Steel Structures). He has more than 7 years of technical and management experience in National and European research projects, through his position as Senior Research Engineer at the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation - LMS (Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece). His research skills include among others: Virtual Reality Applications in Product Design & Manufacturing, Collaborative Virtual Environments, Digital Human Modeling, Computer Aided Ergonomic Design & Production and Evaluation of Vehicle Safety Systems Effectiveness. He has 27 scientific publications in international scientific journals, chapter's books and refereed conferences, which they have collected 47 citations. He has also contributed in the revision of the book Manufacturing Systems: Theory and Practice (2nd Edition). He has performed labs/seminars on Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Virtual Reality (VR), Design For Assembly (DFA) and Statistical Process Control (SPC), under the undergraduate level's course of Manufacturing Technology I & II (lectures given by Prof. G. Chryssolouris). He has also supervised more than 10 undergraduate student's theses. He acts as a reviewer in the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Part A, since July 2005, in the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, since June 2007 and finally he is member of the Editorial Review Board of the Scientific Journals International (SJI), since May 2009. Finally, he is a member of the European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (EuroVR).


Research Fields / Skills[edit]

Virtual Reality (VR) Applications in Product Design and Manufacturing[edit]

  • Virtual Prototype Design and Functional Simulation
  • On-line Virtual Product Catalogues (VRML / X3D based)
  • Virtual Assembly Process Design and Simulation
  • Interaction Metaphors for Realistic Virtual Objects Manipulation using Data Glove
  • Immersive Assembly Environments

Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs)[edit]

  • Shared VEs for Multi-user Navigation and Interaction
  • Virtual Showrooms for On-line Product Demonstration and Customization
  • Web-based Collaborative Product Design

Digital Human Modeling (DHM)[edit]

  • Digital Human Motion Reconstruction from Motion Captured Data
  • Analysis of Human Motion based on Motion Captured Data
  • Human Motion Modeling and Simulation using Computer Manikins
  • Human Motion Adaptation for New Characters and Variations in the Working Environment

Computer Aided Ergonomic Design & Production[edit]

  • Assessment of Comfort / Discomfort Feeling Using Neural Networks
  • Human-Centered Product Design Using Computer Manikins
  • Digital Human Motion Modeling for Vehicle Interior Ergonomic Design
  • Ergonomic Evaluation of Manual Assembly Production Process / Workstation

Vehicle Safety Systems Effectiveness[edit]

  • A-priori evaluation of safety functions effectiveness using Neural Networks

Data Analysis and Modeling[edit]

  • Statistical Design of Experiments (SDoE)
  • Analysis of Means / Analysis of Variance (ANOM / ANOVA)
  • Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)

CAD / CAM / CAE / CNC[edit]

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
  • Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Tools


Scientific Publications[edit]

Journal Articles[edit]

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J-4. Mavrikios D., V. Karabatsou, M. Pappas and G. Chryssolouris. An Efficient Approach to Human Motion Modeling for the Verification of Human-Centric Product Design and Manufacturing in Virtual Environments, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, (Vol. 23, Issue 5, Oct. 2007), pp.533-543.
DOI: 10.1016/j.rcim.2006.05.009
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J-3. Alexopoulos K., D. Mavrikios, M. Pappas, E. Ntelis, and G. Chryssolouris. Multi-Criteria Upper-Body Human Motion Adaptation, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, (Vol. 20, No. 1, Jan.-Feb. 2007), pp.57-70.
DOI: 10.1080/09511920500233749
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J-2. Pappas M., V. Karabatsou, D. Mavrikios and G. Chryssolouris. Development of a Web-based Collaboration Platform for Manufacturing Product and Process Design Evaluation using Virtual Reality Techniques, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, (Vol. 19, No. 8, Dec. 2006), pp.805-814.
DOI: 10.1080/09511920600690426
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J-1. Mavrikios D., V. Karabatsou, K. Alexopoulos, M. Pappas, P. Gogos and G. Chryssolouris. An Approach to Human Motion Analysis and Modelling, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, (Vol. 36, Issue 11, Nov. 2006), pp.979-989.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ergon.2006.08.001
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Book Chapters[edit]

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B-8. Chryssolouris G., D. Mavrikios, M. Pappas, E. Xanthakis and K. Smparounis. A Web and Virtual Reality-based Platform for Collaborative Product Review and Customisation, Collaborative Design and Planning for Digital Manufacturing (ISBN: 978-1-84882-286-3), Wang L. and Nee A.Y.C. (Eds.), Springer London (April 2009), pp.137-152.
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84882-287-0_6
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B-7. Chryssolouris G., D. Mavrikios and M. Pappas. A Web and Virtual Reality Based Paradigm for Collaborative Management and Verification of Design Knowledge, Methods and Tools for Effective Knowledge Life-Cycle-Management (ISBN: 978-3-540-78430-2), Bernard A. and Tichkiewitch S. (Eds.), Springer Berlin Heidelberg (April 2008), pp.91-105.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78431-9_5
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B-6. Sacco M., C. Redaelli, C. Constantinescu, G. Lawson, M. D'Cruz and M. Pappas. DiFac: Digital Factory for Human Oriented Production System, Human-Computer Interaction: HCI Applications and Services, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2007), Vol.4, LNCS 4553, Beijing, P.R. China (ISBN: 978-3-540-73109-2), Jacko J.A. (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg (July 2007), pp.1140-1149.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73111-5_125
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B-5. Mavrikios D., M. Pappas, M. Kotsonis, V. Karabatsou and G. Chryssolouris. Digital Humans for Virtual Assembly Evaluation, Digital Human Modeling, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Digital Human Modeling (DHM 2007), Vol.12, LNCS 4561, Beijing, P.R. China (ISBN: 978-3-540-73318-8), Duffy V.G. (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg (July 2007), pp.939-948.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73321-8_106
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B-4. Pappas M., V. Karabatsou, D. Mavrikios and G. Chryssolouris. Ergonomic Evaluation of Virtual Assembly Tasks, Digital Enterprise Technology: Perspectives and Future Challenges, Proceedings of the 3rd International CIRP-sponsored Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET'06), Setubal, Portugal (ISBN: 978-0-387-49863-8), Cunha P.F. and Maropoulos P.G. (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York (July 2007), pp.511-518.
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-49864-5_60
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B-3. Chryssolouris G., M. Pappas, V. Karabatsou, D. Mavrikios and K. Alexopoulos. A Shared VE for Collaborative Product Development in Manufacturing Enterprises, Collaborative Product Design and Manufacturing Methodologies and Applications (ISBN: 978-1-84628-801-2), Li W.D., Ong S.K., Nee A.Y.C. and McMahon C. (Eds.), Springer London (June 2007), pp.59-70.
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84628-802-9_3
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B-2. Mavrikios D., M. Pappas, V. Karabatsou and G. Chryssolouris. A New Concept for Collaborative Product & Process Design within a Human-oriented Collaborative Manufacturing Environment, The Future of Product Development, Proceedings of the 17th CIRP Design Conference, Berlin, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-540-69819-7), Krause F.L. (Ed.), Springer Berlin Heidelberg (April 2007), pp.301-310.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69820-3_30
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B-1. Chryssolouris G., M. Pappas and V. Karabatsou. Posture Based Discomfort Modeling using Neural Networks, Manufacturing, Modelling, Management and Control, Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Manufacturing, Modelling, Management and Control (MIM '04) , Athens, Greece (ISBN: 978-0-08-044562-5), Chryssolouris G. and Mourtzis D. (Eds.), Elsevier Science (January 2006), pp.19-23. HTML Link 1


Conference Papers[edit]

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C-13. Kechagias J., M. Pappas, S. Karagiannis, G. Petropoulos, V. Iakovakis and S. Maropoulos. An ANN Approach on the Optimization of the Cutting Parameters During CNC Plasma-Arc Cutting, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2010), Istanbul, Turkey, (12-14 July 2010), Paper ID: 24225.
C-12. Alabey P., M. Pappas, J. Kechagias and S. Maropoulos. Medical Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing: Status and Outlook, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2010), Istanbul, Turkey, (12-14 July 2010), Paper ID: 24361.
C-11. Smparounis K., K. Alexopoulos, V. Xanthakis, M. Pappas, D. Mavrikios and G. Chryssolouris. A Web-based platform for Collaborative Product Design and Evaluation, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising (ICE 2009), Leiden, The Netherlands, (22-24 June 2009), Paper ID: 211. HTML Link PDF (2360 K)
C-10. Page Y., T. Hermitte, C. Chauvel, P. Van Elslande, J. Hill, A. Kirk, H. Hautzinger, S. Schick, W. Hell, K. Alexopolous, M. Pappas, A. Molinero, J.M. Perandones and J.M. Barrios. Reconsidering Accident Causation Analysis And Evaluating The Safety Benefits Of Technologies: Final Results Of The Trace Project, Proceedings of the 21st International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV 2009), Stuttgart, Germany, (15-18 June 2009), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Paper ID: 09-0148-O. PDF PDF (412 K)
C-9. Alexopoulos K., V. Xanthakis, K. Smparounis, M. Pappas, D. Mavrikios and G. Chryssolouris. A Web-based Integrated Framework for Collaborative Product Design, Proceedings of the 11th Virtual Reality International Conference (VRIC'09), Laval, France, (22-24 April 2009), pp.33-34.
C-8. Smparounis K., D. Mavrikios, M. Pappas, V. Xanthakis, G.P. Vigano and K. Pentenrieder. A Virtual and Augmented Reality Approach to Collaborative Product Design and Demonstration, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising (ICE 2008), Lisbon, Portugal, (23-25 June 2008), SS1-IP1. HTML Link PDF (692 K)

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C-7. Pappas M., V. Karabatsou, D. Mavrikios, K. Smparounis and G. Chryssolouris. A Collaboration Platform for Product Design Evaluation, Demonstration and Customization, Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control (IFAC MIM’07), Budapest, Hungary, (14-16 November 2007), pp.145-150.
C-6. Pedrazzoli P., D. Rovere, C. Constantinescu, J. Bathelt, M. Pappas, P. Depince, G. Chryssolouris, C. Boer and E. Westkämper. High Value Adding VR Tools for Networked Customer-Driven Factory, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET 2007), Bath, UK, (19-21 September 2007), pp.347-352. HTML Link PDF (265 K) 6
C-5. Pavlopoulos C., C. Lalas, M. Pappas, V. Karabatsou, and G. Chryssolouris. Virtual Representation and Design Collaboration in Textile Industry, Proceedings of the 40th CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, Liverpool, UK, (30 May-1 June 2007), DE1.
C-4. Mavrikios D., V. Karabatsou, M. Pappas, K. Alexopoulos and G. Chryssolouris. An Integrated VR-based Simulation Environment for the Assessment of Process and Human Factors in Assembly, First CIRP International Seminar on Assembly Systems, Proceedings of the 1st CIRP International Seminar on Assembly Systems, Stuttgart, Germany, (ISBN: 978-3-81677-213-2), Westkämper E. (Ed.), Fraunhofer IRB Verlag (15-17 November 2006), pp.301-305.
C-3. Pappas M., D. Mavrikios, V. Karabatsou and G. Chryssolouris. VR-based Methods and Developments for Assembly Verification, First CIRP International Seminar on Assembly Systems, Proceedings of the 1st CIRP International Seminar on Assembly Systems, Stuttgart, Germany, (ISBN: 978-3-81677-213-2), Westkämper E. (Ed.), Fraunhofer IRB Verlag (15-17 November 2006), pp.295-300.
C-2. Alexopoulos K., M. Pappas, V. Karabatsou, D. Mavrikios and G. Chryssolouris. Human Motion Adaptation: A Multi-Criteria Approach, Proceedings of the SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference, Lyon, France, (4-6 July 2006), Paper ID: 2006-01-2351 - (Edited in CD-ROM). HTML Link
C-1. Pappas M., D. Fragos, K. Alexopoulos and V. Karabatsou. Development of a Three-Finger Grasping Technique on a VR Glove, Proceedings of the 2nd Virtual Concept Conference, Biarritz, France, (ISBN: 2-9514772-3-6), Coutellier D., Fischer X., Marquis D. and Thouvenin I. (Eds.), ESTIA (5-7 November 2003), pp.279-283. 3


Research Project Reports[edit]

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R-6. Pappas M., M. Stanzel, Y. Page, T. Hermitte, J. Lahausse, M. Fitzharris, B. Fildes. A priori Evaluation of Safety Function Effectiveness - Results on Safety Increments, TRACE Project (FP6-2004-IST-4-027763), D4.1.4 (v2), (September 2008). PDF (2290 K)
R-5. Pappas M., P. van Elslande, K. Fouquet, M. Stanzel, B. Fildes, R. de Lange and Y. Page. A priori Evaluation of Safety Function Effectiveness - Methodologies (Presentation), TRACE Project (FP6-2004-IST-4-027763), WP4-T4.1, Final PReVAL Workshop, Brussels, (January 2008). PDF (5700 K)
R-4. Pappas M. A-priori Evaluation of Safety Function Effectiveness using Neural Networks (Presentation), TRACE Project (FP6-2004-IST-4-027763), WP4-T4.1, Final PReVAL Workshop, Brussels, (January 2008). PDF (124 K)
R-3. Kádár B., Z. Vén, C. Redaelli and M. Pappas. Plan for Using and Disseminating Knowledge, DiFac Project (FP6-2005-IST-5-035079), D47 (v3.5), (December 2007). PDF (3150 K)
R-2. Karabatsou V., M. Pappas, P. van Elslande, K. Fouquet, M. Stanzel, B. Fildes and R. de Lange. A priori Evaluation of Safety Function Effectiveness - Methodologies, TRACE Project (FP6-2004-IST-4-027763), D4.1.3 (v3), (November 2007). PDF (970 K)
R-1. Constantinescu C., C. Runde, J. Volkmann, C. Lalas, M. Sacco, D. Liu, C. Pavlopoulos and M. Pappas. Definition of a VR-based Collaborative Digital Manufacturing Environment, DiFac Project (FP6-2005-IST-5-035079), D1 (v6.4), (February 2007). PDF (2600 K)


Relevant Events (Conferences & Workshops)[edit]

Event Date Location
1st International Workshop on Multimedia and Collaborative Virtual Environments (MCVE 2008) 22 January 2008 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
6th Congress on Applications of Virtual Reality (CARVI 2008) 12-13 June 2008 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering 2008 17-19 June 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
14th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising (ICE 2008) 23-25 June 2008 Lisbon, Portugal
7th International Meeting Virtual Concept - IDMME 2008 8-10 October 2008 Beijing, China
1st Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia (ACM SIGGRAPH) 10-13 December 2008 Singapore
21st IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Annual Symposium (The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality) 18-22 January 2009 San Jose, California, USA
ASME/AFM 2009 World Conference on Innovative Virtual Reality (WINVR09) 25-26 February 2009 Chalon-sur-Saône, France
IEEE Virtual Reality 2009 (IEEE VR 2009) 14-18 March 2009 Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
30th Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics (Eurographics 2009) 30 March - 3 April 2009 Munich, Germany
11th Virtual Reality International Conference (VRIC'09) Laval Virtual 2009 22-26 April 2009 Laval, France
4th International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW 2009) 24-28 May 2009 Venice, Italy
IADIS International Conference Web Virtual Reality and Three-Dimensional Worlds 19 - 21 June 2009 Algarve, Portugal
International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR'09) 13-16 July 2009 Las Vegas, USA
13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2009) 19-24 July 2009 San Diego, California, USA
36th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH 2009) 3-7 August 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP 2009) 6-10 October 2009 Leiria, Portugal
Joint Virtual Reality Conference of EGVE - ICAT - EuroVR 7-9 December 2009 Lyon, France
6th International CIRP-Sponsored Digital Enterprise Technology Conference (DET2009) 9-12 December 2009 Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China
ASME 2010 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2010) 12-14 July 2010 Istanbul, Turkey
3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2011) 28-30 January 2011 Rome, Italy


Suggested Bibliography[edit]

Manufacturing[edit]

Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs)[edit]

  • Burdea G, Coiffet P (2003) Virtual Reality Technology, Second Edition, (ISBN: 0471360899).
  • Churchill EF, Snowdon DN, Munro AJ (2001) CollaborativeVirtual Environments (Digital Places and Spaces forInteraction). Series: Computer Supported Cooperative Work, (ISBN: 1-85233-244-1).
  • Luo Y (2004) Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering. First International Conference CDVE 2004, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 19-22, 2004, Proceedings Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3190, (ISBN: 3-540-23149-8).
  • Sherman WR, Craig AB (2002) Understanding Virtual Reality: Interface, Application, and Design, (ISBN: 1558603530).
  • Sriram RD, Logcher RD (2002) Distributed and Integrated Collaborative Engineering Design, (ISBN: 0972506403).
  • Stanney KM (2002) Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation, and Applications (Human Factors and Ergonomics), (ISBN: 080583270X).

Digital Human Modeling (DHM)[edit]

  • 3D Human Modeling and Animation, 2nd Edition, (ISBN: 978-0-471-21548-6), by Ratner, P., Wiley (Ed.), New York, NY, 2003.
  • 3D Modeling and Animation: Synthesis and Analysis Techniques for the Human Body, (ISBN: 1-59140-299-9), by Sarris, N., and Strintzis, M., IRM Press (Ed.), Hershey, PA, 2005.
  • Biomechanics in ergonomics, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-0-8493-7908-6), by Shrawan Kumar, Taylor & Francis (Ed.), 2007.
  • Bodyspace: Anthropometry, Ergonomics and the Design of Work (ISBN: 978-0-415-28520-9), by Pheasant, S., Taylor & Francis (Ed.), 1998.
  • Digital Human Modeling: 1st International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, (ISBN: 978-3-540-73318-8), by Duffy, V., Springer-Verlag (Ed.), 2007.
  • Digital Human Modeling for Vehicle and Workplace Design, (ISBN: 978-0-7680-0687-2), by Chaffin, D., Society of Automotive Engineers (Ed.), Warrendale, PA, 2001.
  • Ergonomic software tools in product and workplace design: a review of recent developments in human modelling and other design aids, (ISBN: 3-932160-11-8), Landau, K. (Ed.), IfAO Institut für Arbeitsorganisation, Stuttgart, Germany, 2000.
  • Handbook of human factors and ergonomics, 3rd Edition, (ISBN: 978-0-4714-4917-1), Salvendy G. (Ed.), 2006.
  • Introduction to Ergonomics, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-0-4152-7377-0), by Bridger, R., McGraw-Hill Inc., 2003.
  • SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference Proceedings (ISBN: 0768008123), Society of Automotive Engineers (Ed.), Warrendale, PA, 2001.
  • What Engineers and Managers Need to Know About Human Factors, (ISBN: 978-0-7680-0975-0), by Gabriel R., Society of Automotive Engineers (Ed.), 2003.


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Virtual Reality (VR) Platforms[edit]

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