Weekly Linkfest

The time has come for another fun-packed linkfest.
But before we begin, a special message to those of you who like beer as much as AR, and live in the vicinity of Munich. Toby of augmented.org is inviting you to the first Munich AR regulars’ table. You can find more details here, and don't forget to take pictures. Feel free to tell me about your own AR event/meetup!

And now, for the links:
There were a couple of other interesting things happening this week, don't you worry, I'll have a dedicated post about them in the very near future. In the meantime, this week's video comes to us via @chrisgrayson. It's very cool, but unfortunately, I don't understand how it was done. Yes, ARToolKit was involved, but how was the robot augmented to fire rockets? What provided the distance readings? If any of you read Japanese and can shed light on those question - please do so in the comments:

Have a great week!


Chri said...

cool video =)
This is the kind of improvements of AR what i like to see ;)

at the sec 3 you can see the "eye" there`s the homepage of parallax.com visible
It seems that there is a Ultrasonic Sensor used for distance reading.

for the "rocket launch" , i think that guy just made a "invisible" version of the robot overlayed whith the "T" tag.

i hope you understand what i want to say ^^

mfg Chri

rouli said...

Thanks Chri, missed that parallax connection.

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