Punchcard: VideoTrace Google Glass Augmented Reality Glasses Will be Made on US Soil Google is set to begin shipping its first set of Google Glass headsets to a select group of approved users – and although the glasses components were made by Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industry, they will be manufactured close to Google’s home in Silicon Valley. The US-built glasses mark an ongoing trend wherein tech giants are moving some manufacturing jobs stateside. Google’s decision to produce Glass locally is sure to make the super-hyped product even more desirable to its loyal following. The chosen 8,000 beta testers will use the augmented reality glasses in real-life situations to help Google work out bugs in the first generation of the product. The voice command-operated glasses will feature an interface on the upper right corner of the glasses’ display. + Google Glass Via Mashable
Cambridge University Engineering Department - Qi Pan ProFORMA: Probabilistic Feature-based On-line Rapid Model Acquisition Qi Pan, Gerhard Reitmayr and Tom Drummond Proc. BMVC'09, September 2009, London, UK The generation of 3D models is very useful for many computer vision applications. This paper introduces ProFORMA, a system designed to enable on-line reconstruction of textured 3D objects rotated by a user's hand. Winner of ISMAR 2009 Best Demo Prize [2009 BMVC Paper (6.3MB)] [BibTeX] Real-time system video (Xvid) [High Quality (42MB)] Article about ProFORMA in Futura-Sciences Printed article about ProFORMA in November 2009 issue of Sciences et Avenir, page 30 In Latin, "pro forma" means "for shape", which is the inspiration behind the system name.
Sony takes aim at Google with its own augmented reality glasses Google has attracted a great deal of attention to its augmented reality Project Glass over the past year. The company has taken several opportunities to show off the capabilities of Glass and prove that it is a unique way to change the way people see the world. Throughout 2012, Glass became significantly less unique as other technology companies began introducing their own versions of augmented reality eyewear. Sony applies for patents concerning augmented reality glasses The acclaimed Japanese technology company recently applied for new patents concerning its own pair of augmented reality glasses. Glasses may have gaming applications The actual capabilities of Sony’s augmented reality glasses have not yet been revealed. Glasses to be equipped with wireless networking chip Sony’s glasses are meant to be equipped with a wireless networking chip that will allow the glasses to connect to the Internet and interface with other technologies.
Dynamic Surface Motion Capture (4D) 8 best augmented reality headsets: Google Glass and more Google's Project Glass is probably the most well-known of the new 'smart glass' products, but there are plenty more prototypes and rival products where that came from. They promise to take us on a journey of discovery using a slightly predictable mix of web connectivity, GPS and smartphone integration at first, but in the long-term a whole new world of sensory enhancement beckons. It might start with a few blokes in suits wandering around with a glorified Tom Tom strapped to their peepers, but you'll be looking at the first cyborgs. SpecsSavers will never be the same again. 1. What's on your Christmas list? Users will be able to command Glass - already the colloquial term - to take photos and videos, search the internet and find directions using Google Maps, with the headset using Bluetooth to link up to Android and (even) iOS devices. Google is promising a modular design in the wake of the Explorer Edition, so prescription glasses-wearers will be invited, too. 2. 3. 4.
Optics and Lasers in Engineering - Holovideo: Real-time 3D range video encoding and decoding on GPU 1. Introduction 2. 3. 4. 5. Acknowledgments Appendix A. References Abstract We present a 3D video-encoding technique called Holovideo that is capable of encoding high-resolution 3D videos into standard 2D videos, and then decoding the 2D videos back into 3D rapidly without significant loss of quality. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Clandestine: Anomaly has you defend our Earth in augmented reality While the Oculus Rift is awesome (it really is absolutely tip top brill-tacular. Really) virtual reality is only one of the technologies looking to immerse you in games, the other big hitter is augmented reality. AR overlays information on the world, so, if it were in a pair of glasses it might be that you had a minimap to show you directions or it put moustaches on all the people you could see. Clandestine: Anomaly wants to do a little more than moustaches though, it wants to turn our world into a battle ground. Yes, this is a mobile game and this is a PC gaming website but this is also quite cool and we’re likely to start seeing more AR games popping up in the future. The strength of AR is that it can create a great deal of involvement on our part while only providing us very little in the way of fancy overlays. The game is mechanically simple but it looks like it could be quite a compelling package.