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AR & Emerging Tech, pt3

Part Three of Six
Mobile Augmented Reality, The Ultimate Game Changer

I’ve taken my Augmented Reality & Emerging Technologies presentation, and serialized it into six video episodes. The third of which is featured above. I am releasing them here, in sequence.

If you only watch one video in this series, this is the one to watch.

Sources, References & Inspirations:

Selected Research: Oxford
Georg Klein: Website of PTAM researcher.
PTAM: Parallel Tracking and Mapping.

Selected Research: University of Washington
Noah Snavely: Team Leader, now at Cornell.
Photo Tourism: Precursor to Microsoft Photosynth.

Selected Research: Georgia Tech
Blair MacIntyre: Director, Augmented Environments Lab.
Augmented Environments Lab: Home.

Selected Research: Carnegie Mellon University
Yaser Ajmal Sheikh: Assistant Research Professor.
Robotics Institute: Where Carnegie Mellon’s AR research is done.

Video: Keynote:
Eric Schmidt: Speaks at Mobile World Congress.

DataViz: Data Visualization:
Links to the websites of the Data Visualization artists mentioned:
Aaron Koblin and Jer Thorp.

Data: Sources, companies or organizations mentioned:
NY Data Mine: Public Datasets released by New York City.
NYC Big Apps: Winning entries, including “WayFinder” for Android.
Data.gov: Public Datasets as released by the US federal government.
DataSF: Public Datasets as released by San Francisco.
London Datastore: Public Datasets as released by London.
Pachu.be: Realtime environmental sensory data.
InfoChimps: Data Commons and Data Marketplace.
DataMarketplace: Marketplace for structured data.
Numbrary: Directory of structured data.
Factual: Data mashup platform.

Company Links: Some companies mentioned:
PolarRose: Facial recognition software.
Face.com: Facial recognition software.
TAT: (The Astonishing Tribe) Mobile software.
Comverse: Mobile & network software.
QderoPateo: Chinese launched AR mobile patform.
LiveLabs: Microsoft LiveLabs, home of Photosynth.
Leica Geosystems: Maker of 3D laser scanners.
Artescan: 3D scanning services company.
Earthmine: Mirror World urban mapping.
EveryScape: Mirror World urban mapping.
Google Earth: Google’s Mirror World.
Ustream: live streaming video.
Livestream: live streaming video.
Justin.tv: live streaming video.
Zenitum: Computer vision software.
Metaio: Augmented Reality development software.
Seac02: Augmented Reality development software.

App Store Links: iPhone Apps, as featured in the video:
NY Subway by Acrossair
Layar Reality Browser by Layar
Wikitude by Mobilizy
Bionic Eye by Presslite
Sekai Camera by Tochidot
Zagat to Go by Zagat
Yelp by Yelp
Stella Artois, Le Bar Guide by InBev
Junaio by Metaio
AR Compass by Lodestone


Place-Aware Mobile AR

When discussing Location-Aware Mobile Augmented Reality with clients or friends they are often initially mystified by how it works without using any form of tagging or QR codes. In short, this video is a visualization of the first conversation I usually have when the subject comes up. I’ve created it as a simple explanation to demystify the technology for those who are just becoming familiar with it.

The visual shown is not of any specific AR application, it is only meant to be a general representation of the underlying technology.

Software used in the creation of this video includes Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Specular Infini-D, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop. For audio, I used Apple’s Text-to-Speech in TextEdit recorded with Ambrosia Software’s WireTap Studio.

It keeps uploading with the audio slipped 3 seconds out of synch. How annoying.