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KXH142 Augmented Reality Technology

KXH142 explores the field of augmented reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans to complex machines. Hardware, software and mindware aspects of augmented reality environments are investigated. Creating content for augmented reality applications for the fields of mobile, outdoor and wearable applications is discussed. The ARToolKit is employed for teaching, demonstration and practical applications.

KXH142 is a companion unit to KXH141 on Virtual Reality Technology. KXH142 concentrates primarily on Augmented Reality Technology whilst KXH141 concentrates on Virtual Reality. This unit is a foundation unit for the Human Interface Technology (HIT) Major and Diploma of Creative Media Technology courses within the HIT Lab Australia. Our undergraduate units are instructional companions to the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in Australia. This Laboratory is linked to the HIT Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA and the HIT Lab NZ, located at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ and will promote the development of advanced human interfaces and media technologies.

Concepts and Unit Elements

Overview of Unit
Introduction to Augmented Reality
Overview of Virtual Reality (VR)
Augmented Reality Tracking
AR Interaction techniques
Collaborative AR applications
Mobile / Outdoor AR
Creating Content for AR applications
AR & Wearable computing applications
Promising research directions in Augmented Reality

Prerequisites: None

Teaching Delivery Method: 2 hours of lectures and 2-hour laboratory work weekly, or equivalent

Delivery Staff: Winyu Chinthammit and external lecturers

Assessment: Assignments (40%) and 2-hour examination (60%)

Key Semester Dates and timetables: UTAS Courses and Unit detail page

Updated April 11th 2010