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5. Mobile AR
Finally, augmented reality has hit Nokia cell phones. In these applications, players use their camera phone to interact with on screen objects. [Source]
4. Augmented Maps
Created by engineering students at the University of Cambridge, this “overall system centers around a table top environment where users work with maps” — “a camera mounted above the table tracks the maps’ locations on the surface and registers interaction devices placed on them”.
One or more maps are spread out on a table or any other planar surface. A projector augments the maps with projected information from overhead.
3. Mixed Reality Interface
KOMMERZ has developed an MRI (Mixed Reality Interface) system that can be used in a variety of applications – including presentations, games, architecture and landscape planning . This interface allows you to control virtual 3D models using real objects (such as toys, blocks, special characters, etc.).