Thursday, 2 October 2008

A-B-C of Augmented Reality (I)

Hi everyone!. We're back with a new entry. Today we're gonna talk about Augmented Reality, one of the main concepts of this project.

Basically, augmented reality is a real time union of the real images we can see at every moment, with other computer-generated. That's just a concept, but it gives us some hints about what we're talking about.

This technology adds information to the real world allowing the users a new type of interaction, in which the focus is not in one specific point, it's everywhere around the user. I mean, a 3D information.

To simplify it, think in someone with a sheet with an square drawn on it. Just like this from Tum' web (Thanks!):



Well, it's just a sheet, nothing special happens.

Ok, now, take a look to the next image with augmented reality.


Maybe you're thinking that it's just a drawing onto the first image. Well, look at this Quicktime video.

video


Not enough? Here we have a Youtube video showing us a similar test, but, this time with some advertising.



We hope you've learned something new about this interesting technology. We'll continue talking about it in the very next days.

See you!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!!!!

EboRâguebi said...

My first impression was his fight with Kimi Raikkonen was fair. After cutting the chicane, Lewis let Kimi back into the lead. That’s the normal procedure. Nothing wrong there. From the outside, it looks like a good clean fight. I mean, it did look like Kimi didn’t give him any room, so cutting the chicane was the only option right?

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