Augmented and Mixed Reality Features and Tools for Remote Laboratory Experiments

Mark Smith, Ananda Maiti, Andrew D Maxwell, Alexander A Kist

Abstract


Augmented Reality (AR) is the process of overlaying meaningful interactive information in a live video stream for creating an enriched visual experience for users. Within Remote Access Laboratories (RAL) this enables users to gain design experience along with gaining knowledge about the particular experiment in question and potentially collaborate on design experiences. This paper focuses on the issues related to the applications of AR in RAL, the levels of AR in context of RAL and their effect on the learning tools. This paper also discusses the challenges of integrating a Natural User interface into the AR for RAL experiments. Finally it presets two example applications for AR in RAL experiment - Virtual Objects Creation and Object Identification and Tagging.

Keywords


augmentated reality; remote laboratories; e-learning; digital image processing; object recognition;object tracking; computer vision

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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