We may have been silent for April with unrelated to work obstacles but we are back on track. Here is a summary of some noteworthy things we came across this month in inverse chronological order.
- A TechWatch report on Augmented Reality for Smartphones is now available: Augmented Reality for Smartphones [PDF Link] . The report was commissioned by JISC Observatory and written by Ben Butchart from EDINA, based at the University of Edinburgh.
- Layar’s Raimo van der Klein gives a talk on computer vision – The Birth of The Digital Eye
- Fraunhofer IPMS announced some nifty HMD related toys, a prototype of the world’s first bidirectional, eye-tracking OLED microdisplay Endgadget: Eye-tracking microdisplay delivers Terminator vision, distracts joggers
- Vuzix goes hand in hand with Metaio and DARPA, making us hope for some real advancement in display tech in immersive systems. – Vuzix and metaio Partner to Deliver Augmented Reality Solutions to Customers – Vuzix Awarded DARPA Development Contract for Next Generation Display Technology
- Tish Shute writes about ARE2011 on the way!
- Etsuji’s CV & AR Mindmap – The link is here
- Games Alfresco has a listing of AR Games you must play!
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…