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An Introduction to Developing Augmented Reality Applications
HIT Lab Short Course
4-5 August 2003
University of Washington
Augmented Reality (AR) is a new technology that involves the overlay of
computer graphics on the real world. It has many possible applications
in a wide range of fields, including entertainment, education, medicine,
In this 16-hour course participants will be introduced to the field of
AR and taught how to build their own AR applications using ARToolKit,
the leading open-source AR tracking library.
Who Should Attend?
The course will benefit students, programmers and IT professionals
interested in developing applications using AR technology.
Participants should have:
* Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio development environment
* Familiarity with Open GL graphics API or a willingness to learn
* Familiarity or willingness to learn at least one 3D modeling
* Experience in developing C or C++ applications desirable, but
The Course Will Cover the Following Topics:
* Introduction to AR interface technology
* Tracking for AR
* Interaction techniques for AR
* Collaborative AR applications
* Heterogenous AR user interfaces
* Mobile / outdoor AR
* Developing AR applications using the AR ToolKit
* Creating content for AR applications
* Promising research directions in AR
By the end of the course, participants will have acquired the skills to
design and develop AR interfaces in their own field of interest. They
will understand potential commercial and research applications in the AR
field. In addition all participants will receive copies of software,
technical papers, videos and other material necessary to continue their
AR work after the course is completed.
Dr Mark Billinghurst - HIT Lab NZ Director, is renowned worldwide as one
of the leaders in the field of AR. Dr Billinghurst has produced over 70
technical publications, and his work has been demonstrated at numerous
conferences around the globe. He has received several accolades in
recent years for his contribution to Human Interface Technology
research. Most notably he was awarded a Discover Magazine Award in 2001
for Entertainment, for co-inventing the MagicBook technology.
August 4 & 5 2003, 9am - 5pm
The course will be held at the Faculty Center at the the University of
Washington, Seattle, and will include a demo tour of the HIT Lab.
The course fee is $950. Full time students may apply for a discounted
fee of $250. To register, contact Suzanne Weghorst at
weghorst@u ............... or by phone at 206-616-1487.