Thursday 24 June 2010

AR Controlled Device: Parrot's AR.Drone

Here is a good item for somebody who has Peter Pan Syndrome.
Parrot’s AR.Drone is an iPhone-controlled quadricopter device. You can control this interesting toy with the very unique interface that iPhone provides and you can even control this object with your iPhone accelerometers. You can sync your iPhone with Pattort's AR.Drone and then your device will move right along with your iPhone.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

IBM Seer: Augmented Reality app for 2010 Wimbledon Games

IBM has upgraded their augmented reality application for the 2010 Wimbledon games. Named Seer, this application produces augmented reality views of geo-specific information, showing everything from the length of queues for Champagne or strawberries and cream to the location of the nearest cash machine. In addition, as part of a deal with the BBC, the application shows live video streams of matches from the top three courts. Seer is available for the iPhone and Android platform.

Thursday 10 June 2010

Augmented Reality Shadow: Shadow Fantacy

This augmented reality story-telling shadow video is the thesis of Joon Moon, a student at Parsons School for Design.
This is a very artistic and creative work that uses augmented reality in an interactive way. The diagram below shows the story.

She calls this work "Augmented Shadow," and it is a design experiment producing an artificial shadow through the use of tangible objects, blocks, on a displayable tabletop interface.

Augmented Shadow_document from Joon Y Moon on Vimeo.

Glow: How do you feel today?

Sometimes we read articles about which countries are the top 10 happiest countries in the world. This is a very general list that reflects year-round happiness. How about mapping your mood in real time, and comparing it with other people? Using an augmented reality view, you can even find out other people's moods in various countries. A new iPhone application called Glow allows you to put your current mood and to share it with your neighbors using augmented reality views. Furthermore, you can check the mood map for your country (or even the entire world) in real time.

Here are several mood maps from Central London, Europe, and North America at 15:00 London time on 10th June 2010.

Monday 7 June 2010

Augmented Reality Game: Zombie ShootAR

Zombie ShootAR is first Metaio based augmented reality game. It is operated on Symbian OS platform. Metaio is Germany based augmented reality company which has released an augmented reality platform called Junaio which is an open API for developers and has AR browser functions.