Augmented Reality Highlights

What’s the common thing between Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah? Each of these holidays use lights to brighten the dark days of winter, whether they are electric or candle lights.
What’s the common thing between the following two videos? They both show augmented reality under extreme light conditions. They are also cool, so check them out.

First is this demo, showing a very realistic response to shining a real light on an augmented tire. Presented by Ludwig Fuchs, CEO of RTT, at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference a few months ago –

Just across the border from the German RTT is the Austrian Imagination, which uploaded the next video to Youtube. Showing robust markerless tracking in low light conditions, it’s really quite amazing. Near the end of the video I’ve lost track of the image, but their algorithm (working on a mobile phone, probably an Asus one), kept on going:

Pretty nifty, isn’t it?

3 Responses

  1. Now thats pretty impressive x2!
    The second seems amazingly robust, and the first seems amazingly real. (using the real light source to estimate a virtual lights position? Hows those highlights being done!)

  2. […] and is involved in the field since 2002. Currently he is a lead AR developer at RTT (which we mentioned just the other day) and the man behind one of the first blogs about augmented reality […]

  3. hit up

    You can load in your own media into the Viewer on the fly and it will generate unique Embed Codes and URLs for you to use on your sites.

    I used it a few times for my site and its pretty cool.

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