Hello, I'm Daniel Yelamos and I'm the CM of ARLab, a Spanish-Israel company that develops AR solutions. We've released a couple of SDKs and a few apps based on AR to help people develop this kind of software. Last week we released LinkAR, a social community for developers interested in AR community, I could type and type about all its features, but why don't you watch it for yourselves here?
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This augmented reality tattoo can be read by the new Nintendo 3DS. It's pretty awesome!
Very slick and nicely done.
Where To?, the well-known points of interest finder for iPhone, has been updated to a new version including an Augmented Reality view.
Here is a quick demo showing the potential of watching how-to's with Augmented Reality and a smart phone. I bet we will see much more of this when the smart phone is common place.
Some great work coming from Qualcomm's AR Developer Challenge 2010!!! I hope they make these available on iPhone and Android devices soon.
Here are the instruction on how to download and get started:
GO BANANAS in collaboration with Transhuman Collective presents Mumbai in spectacular Augmented Reality. The visitors at the MCHI Property Show 2013 had a blast while experiencing different elements of Mumbai in this surreal zone. They travelled inside future Mumbai, took blessings from Lord Ganesha, Broke the Dahi handi, The Dabbawala delivered them lunch and could play the hero inside a Bollywood action shoot.
Here is a little fun someone had with the new 3ds & the augmented reality cards.
Here is an interesting use of AR for a librarian. Anybody read Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge? The book does a great job exploring Augmented Reality in a future thriller & it actually has a moving library! Highly Recommended!
It looks like Sony is adding some cool features to their upcoming portable game system called NGP (Next Generation Portable).
Searching for some new new in Augmented Reality Apps I came across Augmented GeoTravel. I would have loved to have this app when I went to Europe. Being able to travel and hold up the camera & get more information on cool places I was seeing would have been awesome. It is like an ultimate travel guide and so much more. Check out some of the things it can do below.
Check this out! It is a music synthesizer that you can create sounds & music with just your webcam. You can also print out some 'Markers' to create even more unique sound. It is interesting that a gum product is creating music mixing software & Augmented Reality toys...
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Here is a good talk about some of the possibilities of Augmented Reality.
Imagine walking around and everyone looks awesome! Ok, maybe this beauty is only skin deep or shall we say AR deep. Coming soon to a pair of glasses near you, you will be able to put on glasses that actually make people look more muscular, have bigger boobs, look tan & blonde, etc... Now imagine that you can push a button or say a word and now all the people around you become brunette. Then another setting makes everyone slightly shorter than you. All of this in realtime!
This was a Chicago AR meetup we had where we introduced the concept of using a tablet to view Augmented Reality objects. We used ARSights app for this demonstration. The great thing with this is that there are 10,000's of free models & the ARSights viewer/player is free. It is as simple as downloading the viewer and then playing the file. If you want to create your own models they sell software for that.
AR-media has made some great Augmented Reality software. You can check out their new AR-media™ Plugin for Autodesk® 3ds Max® OR their AR-media™ Plugin for Google™ SketchUp™. They use a marker based technology that allows you to create models in either 3ds Max or SketchUp, then export them as a ARmedia file type to be played by anyone who has the free ARmedia player.
Check out this amazing use of AR via Wired http://theleakinyourhometown.wordpress.com/
Augmented Reality Cookies Augmented Reality World is featured today on WonderHowTo's homepage for the AR Cookies post by toastyKitten. Check it out here:
Recipe is available. I didn't really get it until a commenter explained: "the orientation of the cookie (apart from distance-to-camera which is only relative) can be easily determined from the marking, which lets one match up graphics to it".
GE was one of the first large companies to make a cool AR application. The AR was done using FLARToolKit & PV3D, by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and North Kingdom.
Augmented Reality, or just AR, is a combination of graphics overlaid onto the real world. Think of it as a cross between Virtual Reality (VR) and Real Reality (RR). Some good examples are Esquire's AR issue, eLearning video & GE's AR.
Layar is cutting edge AR technology for the mobile phone. Currently for the Android devices and the iPhone 3GS.
This is some current research BMW is doing in the Augmented Reality field. Imagine that, without much training, you could accomplish almost any task easily with this type of Augmented Reality.
Now you can play by yourself!
Check out this article on the ridiculously cool use of augmented-reality by LEGO.
Augmented Steps This "haptic" floor can mimic the look and feel of sand. Credit: Yon Visell
In a store near you! Well maybe not yet, but you can bet that it will be soon.
Contact Lenses That Overlay the Real with the Virtual Tripping out yet?
Tats that Fly! Augmented Reality Skin Art
This is a great plugin for 3ds Max. It allows for simple animations & complex models to be shown in AR. ARmedia also has a player that someone can download to play your custom AR models, as well as custom markers.
This is one of my favorite (vaporware) videos on Augmented Reality! It shows the possibilities as well as the draw backs that it could have. Look for the 'Sims' like graphs showing that he has to 'Liquid Waste' to attend to, classic.