Augmented Reality

A few weeks ago I was busy finding a graduate project. And during that time augmented reality looked very interesting. Most of you know what it means, for the others here a small explaining line from wikipedia: Augmented reality (AR) is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time.

it's amazing

"it's amazing, it's the new Lego"

I’m not going deeper into this subject I only made this post to show some of the cool examples:


Mini Cooper (youtube)

TvTotaal / Wall-e (youtube)

Ways to use it

BMW: new way of fixing a car (youtube)

ARSights: 3D buildings (youtube)

Ray-Ban: test sunglasses on your computer click “virtual mirror” to see the example and test it yourself


tonchidot: iPhone app to tage everything around you (youtube)

Augmented reality navigation (youtube)


LevelHead: Use AR as controls (youtube)

EyePet Trailer: Playstation 3 virtual pet (youtube)


AR glasses Images projected on your glasses


The FLARToolKit is a flash toolkit to create your own Augmented Reality software that supports Away3D, Papervision3D and Sandy. So if you are exited after watching all those videos and are eager to make something yourself you can start HERE

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  1. Ruben Swieringa - April 23, 2009

    awesome! I’m anxious to see what’ll come out of your graduate project. In the meantime I wanna make sure you don’t miss out on this one, one of the most creative implementations of AR I’ve seen so far:

    ..and here are some more links if you’re interested:

  2. Arno Manders - April 23, 2009

    Very cool examples. I bet there are a lot more project using AR that I know nothing from.

    I’m not going to do something with AR. It is very cool but I don’t see me doing a project alone and working for 8 hours in my appartment. Now I’m doing something in a company.

  3. Push-the-Button - April 24, 2009

    See also

    Some flash based AR for an animated movie promotion.

  4. links for 2009-04-24 at adam hoyle presents suckmypixel - April 24, 2009

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