A German researcher from RTT wowed the audience at Nvidia’s GPU Technology conference by staging a visual illusion. In a demonstration of “augmented reality,” the researchers showed how they could point a video camera at a car wheel and then show that wheel in a video. In the video, the wheel can be enhanced with computer graphics. You could, for instance, show in the video what different types of car wheels would look like on your Ferrari. Augmented reality could help with ordering your Ferrari’s wheels
Augmented Reality One Step Closer to Coming True - It could pote When most people say augmented reality, they immediately think about video games, where this system could make the gaming experiences much more rich. Television and movies jump to mind immediately afterwards, but researchers are now imaging a use for AR that surpasses all that. They argue that a large number of car crashes nowadays happens because of blind spots, where drivers cannot see other cars coming in from around the corner.
As the sensors and chips in portable electronics become more powerful, augmented reality (AR) is starting to give consumers new ways to blend virtual and real-world information. The iPhone and devices powered by Google’s Android OS already have some AR apps, but these are mostly limited to overlaying directions or tourist information on a view of the real world. At this week’s International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 09) in Orlando, Florida, leading researchers will present systems designed to push the boundaries of AR–allowing users to interact with and manipulate virtual data, share real and virtual space with others, and see real time information around them. Here are some of the most exciting projects presented at ISMAR 09. Augmented Sketches Technology Review: Blogs: TR Editors' blog: What's Nex
The Secret Ingredient Is Love Augmented Reality - Augmented real @DomoArigato_Jakooboo: Except that your iPhone/other device would need to have very specific software installed that would translate the image into the desired 3D object. The image itself obviously carries no data for this, that would have to be manually added to your device beforehand. Which, in turn, does ruin all the potential fun that could have been had with this technology. @Twinder: get a robust enough network, a standard AR program, and a database for all the fun AR thingies, and you're there.
Augmented reality (AR), which involves superimposing virtual objects and information on top of the real world, may be coming to a phone near you. As mobile phones become packed with more sensors, better video capabilities, and faster processing power, many experts predict that AR will become increasingly common. But in a panel discussion today at EmTech@MIT in Cambridge, MA, panelists will admit that several obstacles still remain and that the “killer app” for augmented reality has yet to emerge. Several AR apps have already been released for cell phones with positioning sensors. For example, PresseLite’s Metro Paris app and Acrossair’s Nearest Tube both provide iPhone users with augmented directions to nearby subway stops. Technology Review: What's Augmented Reality's Killer A