What is Augmented Reality?

sai deekshith muttineni Oct 27 2020 · 1 min read
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Augmented Reality (AR) is related to Computer Vision.

AR is a technology integrating computer-generated objects into real-world to get interactive experience. It does not create the whole artificial environments to replace real with a virtual one.

Blending Audio, Video, 2D or 3D animated models into real-world visuals from devices.

Types of augmented reality devices. They are categorized into 4 types

Components are used in Augmented Reality are camera, sensors, heterogeneous compute resources(GPS, CPU, GPU, RAM).

Types of Augmented Reality. There are four types.

1. Marked based Augmented Reality

Pre-defined Marker is known as target images. While detecting the target position used as an anchor point to place an object.

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2. Marker-less Augmented Reality.

Location-based AR is also known as markerless, position-based and geo-based augmented reality.

Image source: Google

3. Projection Based Augmented Reality.

Projection Based Augmented Reality is also known as Mixed Reality. Computer-generated objects that directly overlays digitals projections onto the physical world. These devices are unlike to mobile, like to wearable AR devices.

Image source: Google

4. Superimposition based Augmented Reality.

Detecting the objects from real-world and replace with fully or partially with the computer-generated object overlaid on the real-world objects.

Image source: Google
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