MirageBlocks: Digitize objects and interact with them on a projected augmented reality desk
MirageBlocks: Digitize objects and interact with them on a projected augmented reality desk

MirageBlocks demo showcases the use of 3D stereo projection combined with Kinect camera to capture, display, and interact with 3D objects. Any physical object can instantly be virtualized and then interacted with with bare hands using a realistic physical simulation.

MirageBlocks demo showcases the use of 3D stereo projection combined with Kinect camera to capture and display 3D objects.

Any physical object brought into the demo can be instantaneously digitized and viewed in 3D. For example, we show a simple modeling application where complex 3D models can be constructed with just a few wooden blocks, by digitizing and adding one block at the time. 

This setup can also be used in telepresence scenarios, where what is real on your collaborator’s table is virtual (or 3D projected) on yours, and vice versa.

MirageBlocks demo also shows how simulating real world physics behaviors can be used to manipulate virtual 3D objects with your bare hands.

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