OneBonsai has developed a crane simulator for harbor cranes to showcase the possibilities of using Virtual Reality to train crane operators. For this project we developed a container ship unloading crane in a Virtual Reality environment.
The use of Virtual Reality in this training has multiple effects:
- Avoid having to use a real crane for the entire duration of the training (significant cost reduction)
- No need to have an experienced operator backup the trainee in the Virtual Reality crane
- Increase the speed of training a new operator on working with cranes
- Allow for training of multiple scenarios (e.g. emergency scenarios, potential issue, etc.)