Augmented Reality 2.0

  • Dieter Schmalstieg
  • Tobias Langlotz
  • Mark Billinghurst
Chapter

Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) was first demonstrated in the 1960s, but only recently have technologies emerged that can be used to easily deploy AR applications to many users. Camera-equipped cell phones with significant processing power and graphics abilities provide an inexpensive and versatile platform for AR applications, while the social networking technology of Web 2.0 provides a large-scale infrastructure for collaboratively producing and distributing geo-referenced AR content. This combination of widely used mobile hardware and Web 2.0 software allows the development of a new type of AR platform that can be used on a global scale. In this paper we describe the Augmented Reality 2.0 concept and present existing work on mobile AR and web technologies that could be used to create AR 2.0 applications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Schmalstieg
    • 1
  • Tobias Langlotz
    • 1
  • Mark Billinghurst
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Computer Graphics and VisionGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.HIT Lab New ZealandUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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