Southstar shows off virtual harvesting
SOUTHSTAR HAS CREATED A VIRTUAL world where its harvesting and processing heads can be seen in action without the need to go into a forest.
People attending the Forestry Safety & Technology 2018 conference in Rotorua last month were able to try the experience first-hand using virtual reality goggles.
Southstar Equipment Engineering Manager, Jeremy Disher, says those who tried it were “amazed at how close they were to the action and were able to look in all directions and see every aspect of the operation.
“It lets them look closer than anything that would be possible in real life,” he says.
SouthStar is currently in talks with a technology company to incorporate the VR experience into a simulator to become a training tool in the future.
Virtual reality goggles allow the wearer to get very close to a processing or harvesting head in action.