British science fiction writer, Sir Arther C. Clark, once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Augmented reality has the potential to instill awe and wonder in us just as magic would. For the very first time in the history of computing, we now have the ability to blur the line between the physical world and the virtual world. AR promises to bring forth the dawn of a new creative economy, where digital media can be brought to life and given the ability to interact with the real world.
AR experiences can seem magical but what exactly is happening behind the curtain? To answer this, we must look at the three basic foundations of a camera-based AR system like our smartphone.
- How do computers know where it is in the world? (Localization + Mapping)
- How do computers understand what the world looks like? (Geometry)
- How do computers understand the world as we do? (Semantics)
Part 1: How do computers …read more
Source:: Tech Crunch Gaming