The AR field is franticaly producing news. People seem to like the ‘buzz’ around the concept, developers and companies constantly introduce products and services, while the public seem to show lots of interest about what is out there.
In an effort to keep up with the news we will try to post a summary of noteworthy subjects, bi-weekly. And here is the first bunch…
- MIT TechReview presents Georgia Tech’s Argon browser and discusses the subject of Open AR Standards. More on the latter soon…
- Lots of exposure for TAB Worldmedia’s Augmented Media Experience Center, where people can experience AR-related technologies and media. CNN report here.
- Games Alfresco has an overview of AR demos that aledgedly will revolutionise video games.
- Games Alfresco also comments on the AR buzz from GDC’11.
- Thomas Carpenter comments on Metaio’s marker-less tracking, AR Worker support system presentation
- HIT Lab NZ has released a new video showing an interactive AR astronomy exhibit they put together for the Carnegie Science Centre in Pittsburgh. Link taken by Augmented Planet
- Layar presents five usecases which can be realised with their platform.
- Apple’s Ipad2 is our and people already have began contemplating its impact in mobile AR.
- Augmented Planet argues that 2012 will be the year of face recognition.
- AR mock-up guns and a personal note, when I have an idea I should pursue it…
After a brief period playing around with our layout we are back. Today we overview an article from IEEE Spectrum on Robotic related Kinect hacks, found here. Although Robotics are a bit out of our scope, we are fans of the Kinect and we could not pass on the information. We very much liked the autonomous Kinect vacuum concept, that would make our wives happier!
What is also noteworthy is that Microsoft is releasing a Kinect SDK, aimed for researchers and enthusiasts, enabling the latter to play around with the technology and create even more projects and buzz. We, at Synthetic Toys, are also contemplating future experimentation if our current batch of projects goes as planned!