Augmented Reality Year in Review – 2009

TweetThe year 2009 has been an important milestone in the development of augmented reality as an important future technology.  While markers and marketing campaigns captured the early interest of the year, the bigger story was the porting of augmented reality to the various smartphones in the second half.  But those two generalities aren’t the only thing […]

25 Things I Learned At ISMAR09

TweetInspired by Joe’s “50 Things I Learned at ISMAR“, I’m going to take a crack at 25 things since I was only there for half the conferance.  1. Participation in ISMAR doubled from 2008 to 2009. 2. In the next six months it’s important that a few AR companies have success so funding will flow […]

Designing for an Augmented Reality World

TweetThomas Purves brings us a nice presentation on augmented reality.  Some thought provoking material and I like the line:  “In the new augmented reality, the web surfes you.” Designing for an Augmented Reality world View more presentations from thomas.purves. I might add more comments later, but right now I’m busy conserving all my energy in […]

Augmented Reality Primer

TweetI’ve been wanting to do a nice post showing the basics of augmented reality for those that might be new to the technology, but Rusty has saved me the trouble by making this nice post explaining the basics.  I’m going to expand on his AR primer.  Rusty breaks down his three components of augmented reality: […]

SREngine’s Item Recognition

TweetRouli at the Augmented Times found an interesting AR project from a Japanese developer, Sein Kanemura.   The key facet of his engine is that it is markerless.  While I couldn’t quite pick up the exact method of his markerless technology, I’m going to make a couple of guesses.  I would assume it uses the GPS […]