AR: A view of the future with Microsoft technologies


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AR: A view of the future with Microsoft technologies

  1. 1. What will be covered• What is Augmented Reality?• Different approaches to AR (platform agnostic)• How AR is being used today• Evolution of Personal AI• Demo• The Future
  2. 2. What is Augmented Reality?“A live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environmentwhose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory inputsuch as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.” - Wikipedia
  3. 3. What is Augmented Reality?“A view of the world through a digital “lens”, which allows the scene tobe changed or appear differently than the real-world environment.” - Jared Bienz
  4. 4. Issues• Connectivity• Ownership• User interface
  5. 5. „When cut off from the network, or separated from our devices, we areforced to revert to behaviours that are dictated only by our surroundings,which is at best frustrating, and at worse debilitating.‟Keiichi Matsuda A Domesti/City, The Dislocated home in augmentedspace
  6. 6. AR Approaches
  7. 7. Vision-Based (Games & Apps)+No sensors required (only access to camera feed)+Existing libraries for tracking tags (code is fairly simple)-Tied to specially printed tags (in range, good angle) 3DS Wonderful Augmented Reality Games-CPU intensive Kogan concept app
  8. 8. Sensor-Based (Games & Apps)+Requires no printed tags+Not nearly as CPU intensive Live Butterflies Viewer / Game-Code is more complex (due to dealing with sensors)-Most current examples are tied to a fixed location-Requires sensors PhotoSynth for Windows Phone & iPhone
  9. 9. Sensor-Based AR Virtual World + Camera and Sensors = Augmented World SLAR Toolkit -
  10. 10. Geo Augmented Reality TexMex TexMex Automatically Augmented Real World Object + Your Location and + Generated = World Location Direction (sensors) Virtual World Geo AR Toolkit -
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  12. 12. Microsoft PixelSense
  13. 13. Physical Interaction Based (Apps)
  14. 14. „We believe that technology has huge potential to transform the waysin which blind and partially sighted people get out and about. That iswhy weve worked with Microsoft to develop a concept of how thingsmight look soon, if we all pull together to make our vision a reality.‟To get involved
  15. 15. full Family Day Out Video is from the microsite at:
  16. 16. Evolution of personal AI Brand lifestyle Evolution of guidance decision engines Opt-in alternative to invasive on-line tracking Multiple AI accessible from everywhere
  17. 17. Demo
  18. 18. „More cultural heritage stored in digital form +More accessible to more people +People better equipped with more tools to add creatively to thecollection= Exponential growth in mass cultural expression= Cloud Culture ‘Charles Lead- beater “Cloud Cul- ture: The Promise and the Threat,” (Edge: 2010),
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