2020/10/09 10:16:23
Augmented reality

What is Augmented Reality?

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Augmented reality is a variant of artificial reality (virtual reality = VR), which literally expands the real world as seen by humans by adding, deleting, emphasizing, and attenuating information to the surrounding real environment.

Augmented reality is a technology that modifies part of reality, while virtual reality replaces reality with artificially constructed reality.

For example, in virtual reality, people are presented with five senses information as if they were in a virtual room and looking at a virtual teapot placed on a virtual table, whereas in augmented reality, people are actually present. Information is presented as if a virtual teapot is placed on the table in the room. It is sometimes called enhanced reality / enhanced reality because it adds computer information to enhance / enhance actual information and provide it to humans.


Since the real environment is used as an information source, real-time processing is inevitably required in many cases.

As a technical problem, in addition to that in virtual reality, it is a particular problem to solve the interaction between a virtual object and a real environment / object, such as lighting, shadow, contact, and concealment in a visual element.

Computers are trying to present information on all human sensory organs and somatosensory, such as sight, hearing, and touch, as a means of expanding reality.

In virtual reality, the reality of a virtual object presented to a person is emphasized, whereas in augmented reality, the relationship with the context such as the position and object in the real world is also emphasized.

In a system that emphasizes the latter, a simple information presentation method may be used as a means for expanding the reality, for example, explaining a place or an object by text or voice.

In many systems, devices or technologies widely used in virtual reality are used to present and acquire information. For example, a head-mounted display is mainly used for presenting visual information. However, with the intention of supporting work in the real environment, presentation using the screen of a small information terminal such as a mobile phone is also being considered.

Since the subject of the presented environment is the real environment, work support in the real environment is expected as an application field. For example, applied research is being conducted such as providing route guidance information, providing technical information to engineers who maintain aircraft and copiers, and presenting information for surgical support in the medical field.

A popular technique for creating services for general consumers is to use image recognition routines such as ARToolKit to capture 2D code patterns and still images (called "AR markers") with a digital camera. When shooting, 3DCG animation that matches and moves the image using it as a marker may be displayed in real time, or content that matches the still image may be displayed.


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What is it simply?
It's a technology that superimposes virtually created data on the space you are in (real space).

That technology has been around for a long time in the military, but it has come to be commonly used in the evolution of smartphones.

The Pokémon Go app is famous for AR!

In Pokémon, 3DCG was superimposed on the real space, and it was expressed as if it existed at the specified position while acquiring the current location by GPS.

It has exploded all over the world!

In various games, many things are appearing in AR.
The game is becoming more realistic and fun to play.

From now on
When you listen to augmented reality technology, your expression and convenience will improve dramatically.

By incorporating it in all industries, human error in business, education and support will increase dramatically.

How will the world change in the future?

I'm looking forward to it.