AUGMENTED REALITY ENVIRONMENT USING A WEB BROWSER - Content Presentation with a Two-Layer Display

Kikuo Asai, Hideaki Kobayashi

Abstract

We developed a prototype system to make an augmented reality (AR) environment using a Web browser. Although AR technology has the potential to be used in various applications, authoring/editing AR contents is a problem on the wide spread. Graphics expertise and knowledge of computer programming are necessary for creating contents for AR applications. We used a Web browser as a presentation tool so that users who had experience in creating Web contents could reuse the multimedia data as AR contents and modify the AR contents by themselves. A two-layer display was used in the system in order to superimpose virtual objects onto a real scene for creating an AR environment. Another problem is about identifying objects in the real scene. An open-source library, ARToolkit, is often used as an image-processing tool for detecting the position and orientation of markers as well as identifying them. However, the markers must be registered in the system in advance, and the registration becomes tedious work when many markers are used such as Japanese kanji characters. The optical character reader (OCR) middleware was implemented as a character-recognition function for Japanese character markers. This paper describes the system design and software architecture for constructing an AR environment using a Web browser display and the demonstration of the prototype system.

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in Harvard Style

Asai K. and Kobayashi H. (2006). AUGMENTED REALITY ENVIRONMENT USING A WEB BROWSER - Content Presentation with a Two-Layer Display . In Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-46-7, pages 481-486. DOI: 10.5220/0001250604810486


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist06,
author={Kikuo Asai and Hideaki Kobayashi},
title={AUGMENTED REALITY ENVIRONMENT USING A WEB BROWSER - Content Presentation with a Two-Layer Display},
booktitle={Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2006},
pages={481-486},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001250604810486},
isbn={978-972-8865-46-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - AUGMENTED REALITY ENVIRONMENT USING A WEB BROWSER - Content Presentation with a Two-Layer Display
SN - 978-972-8865-46-7
AU - Asai K.
AU - Kobayashi H.
PY - 2006
SP - 481
EP - 486
DO - 10.5220/0001250604810486