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Tutorial: Introduction to Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that involves the overlay of 3D graphics on the real world. Over the past 10 years, the HIT Lab NZ has been involved with AR research and is one of the largest AR research groups in the world. At the HITLabNZ, AR is researched in several fields including entertainment, education and medicine. Recently, AR is becoming particularly popular for mobile phones where the camera, GPS and phone sensors can be used to overlay information on the users surrounding environment.

This tutorial will introduce the field of Augmented Reality and how to build AR applications. Participants will learn about current and past AR applications and directions for future research.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Definition of Augmented Reality
  • Augmented Reality Tracking
  • AR Interaction techniques
  • Collaborative AR applications
  • Mobile AR
  • Future research directions in Augmented Reality
Please consult tutorial details prior to participation: PDF


Thursday Aug 16 2012

Session I: 11.00 - 13.00 (location: Rotunde, CARTESIUM)
Lunch: 13.00 - 14.00
Session II: 14.15 - (we will see) (location: Room 0.01, CARTESIUM)

Enrique-Schmidt Str. 5., University of Bremen

About the Presenter: Mohammad Obaid

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Dr. Mohammad Obaid is a postdoctoral fellow at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HITLabNZ). He gained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Canterbury with a focus on the area of Facial Expression Representations using Generic Mathematical Models. He published work on a novel idea in representing facial expressions using quadratic deformation models. He gained his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department, at the University of Canterbury, in which he gained First Class Honours for his Masters degree. His Masters' research project focused on the area of Non-Photorealistic Rendering, where he developed an algorithm for Automatic Painterly Rendering applications. He collaborated with several international research labs and institutes, including the Human Centered Multimedia group at the University of Augsburg, Germany; CNRS at LTCI, Telecom ParisTech in France; the Australian National University; the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at the Graz University of Technology in Austria, and the Digital Media department at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences. Dr. Obaid's current research focus is to investigate the human-agent social behaviors and the human-robot social behaviors. He is collaborating closely with Prof. Elisabeth Andre at the Human Centered Multimedia Lab (Augsburg, Germany).
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