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Augmented Reality: Perspectives from Industry and Academia

Speaker  Jaron Lanier, Mark Bolas, and Steven Feiner

Affiliation  University of Southern California, Columbia University, Microsoft

Host  Microsoft Research Connections

Duration  01:28:11

Date recorded  16 July 2012

Hrvoje Benko from Microsoft Research chairs this session at Faculty Summit 2012.

Overlaying computer-generated graphics on top of the real world to create a seamless spatially registered environment is a core vision behind augmented reality (AR) research. While AR research exploded in the ‘90s with the promise of rich interfaces with head-worn displays, much of it never materialized beyond military uses.

However, in the last five years, we have finally started to see AR technologies in consumers’ hands, albeit in a completely different form: smartphones equipped with cameras. Furthermore, Microsoft Kinect has opened up a whole range of AR experiences by simplifying camera-based tracking and gesturing.

This session shares perspectives on the current state of AR and offer insights into the future of AR.

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