introduction to augmented reality

concept of ‘mixed reality’: embedded synthetic supplements into the real / see virtual and real information in a combined view

  • enhance user perception of the world / improve and enhance our perception of the surroundings by combining sensing, computing and display technologies
  • augmented reality displays: image forming systems that use a set of optical, electronic, and mechanical components to generate images somewhere on the optical path in between the observer’s eyes and the physical object to be augmented
  • tracking and registration: determine the user’s position / render graphics from the right perspective
  • interactive in real-time

types of augmented reality

variety of techniques (mobile body attached AR, spatial displays)

new directions towards spatial display (Spatial Augmented Reality)

projector-based augmentation: images projected on real-world objects / real environment plays an important role

Image from Box by Bot & Dolly

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