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Augmented Reality Sandbox

on May 8, 2012

Researchers at UC Davis have been working on an AR Sandbox that allows a user to create a real-time, virtual, colored topographic map on sand surface. The technology uses a Kinect 3D camera and project to a real-time colored topographic map with contour lines in the sand surface.

You can change the topography of the sandbox creating mountains, basins and riverbeds as well as creating flowing water which adheres to the terrain configuration you’ve created. The goal for the project is to create a self-contained AR system which could be used for educational purposes, but it seems like it could have implications for entertainment purposes as well – perhaps the digital playground of the future?

 

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