I know, I used the "* Augments your Museum Visit" template just yesterday. However, unlike Alcatel-Lucent, Oxford really does have a working technology demo to brag around with. Robert Castle of the Active Vision Labratory at Oxford University has posted a few videos earlier this week showcasing his "Parallel Tracking and Multiple Mapping" technique for augmented reality. In a nutshell (and I can't say I understand it in any deeper sense), this technique uses SIFT for object identification and SLAM for camera tracking, in order to identify and augment the current scene. This technique has won the ISMAR 2008 tracking competition, and the best paper award at ISWC 2008. Apart from that, the following video is cool -
You could see the other 18 videos and read more details here.
We, at Augmented Times, believe that augmented reality (AR) is the next big paradigm shift. Connecting the world wide web with the physical world and the many objects, places and humans it contains, AR is both a disruptive technology and an exciting vision of the future.
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