Wow, what a busy week. I’ve listed below only a few of this week’s AR related news stories, just to protect you from an information overload. I hope to blog about the other stories in the coming days.
- This computer vision and augmented reality mind map found by Etsuji, is a bit lacking on the commercial side (for example, Metaio is not listed under companies), but seems ok on the research side of things.
- Pipe dream or a dream just waiting to come true? Gotham Eyewear: “What are we building? We are building augmented reality glasses for the masses.
- Last week’s video featured Predator, a really cool looking computer vision tracking algorithm. Now, its creator, Zdenek Kalal, has released it as open source.
- The Next Web published a list of “The 25 most influential people tweeting about augmented reality“. I’m there, and actually if you are on Twitter and enjoy this blog, you should follow me.
- Researchers at the University of Tokyo combined AR with eye-tracking to create a hands-free and clutter free interface.
- The New York Times discovers AR, again. ‘Towards a talking newspaper” – augmented reality comes closer to reality (via @GaryPHayes)
- From EyeToy to NGP: Sony looks back at augmented reality on PlayStation and offers a peek to the future.
- Suwappu – I just don’t get it.
This week’s video is magnificent in its simplicity. Nothing more than a demo of Qualcomm’s AR platform, featuring virtual domino bricks, it made me think what would happen if they’ll scale this game. Anyone in the world could place bricks, and anyone could push a brick and start a world-wide chain reaction, but of the playful kind. A simple game that will cross borders and cultures, or maybe I’m a walking cliche?
Have a beautiful week!