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Augmented Reality: Reflections at Thirty Years

Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS,volume 358)

Abstract

Three decades ago in a small lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the first functional augmented reality (AR) system was formally tested on groups of human subjects, each of them experiencing for the first time, virtual objects that were seamlessly merged into their perception of the real world. The system, known as the Virtual Fixtures platform, produced virtual overlays that felt physically real and were spatially registered with such precision, they could be used to significantly boost human performance in dexterous real-world tasks. Now three decades later, the principal investigator of that early effort reflects on the initial lessons learned, the unexpected delays in achieving widespread adoption of AR, and future prospects for the field as it goes mainstream.

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  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Mixed reality
  • XR
  • VR
  • AR

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Rosenberg, L.B. (2022). Augmented Reality: Reflections at Thirty Years. In: Arai, K. (eds) Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2021, Volume 1. FTC 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 358. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89906-6_1

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