Sony evolves card-less Augmented Reality tech
Right on track?
Sony has claimed it has revolutionised Augmented Reality (AR) by eliminating the need for markers in the real world on which to key virtual graphics.
According to Sony, its SmartAR technology uses "object recognition technology" to spot real objects, such as photographs and posters, plus Sony's proprietary "'3D space recognition technology", which has been comes from it research into robots such as Aibo and Qrio.
"With SmartAR technology, objects can be recognised and tracked at high-speed," the company said. "In addition to displaying virtual objects or additional image or text information, the technology also facilitates the expression of AR information over an extended space, thus producing a dynamic, large-scale AR experience."
In other words, when the system knows where a recognised object is in the room, it can track other items, superimposing additional AR information on screen, even if the original object is out of view. Here's an example of the tech in action"
This is quite a step-up from Nintendo's 3DS, which requires an AR card to be in view at all times. Despite being shown off on a phone, Sony says we'll see SmartAR used for gaming, increasing speculation that the technology could be embedded on the company's next handheld, the NGP. ®
Wouldn't Sony be better off spending resources on securing it's web services?
Stupid remark of the year?
Are you saying that all Sony employees stop what ever they do to improve security for a small portion of their customers?
Does include the PCB assemblers, sales staff and toilet cleaners?
Do you remember.....
That guy that got an AR tattoo, I bet he feels a right tit now, mainly because he is a right tit though!
So will the Second Edition be SmartARSE?
"Eden of the East"