|Department of Computer Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
|Course Title:||Special Topics: Augmented Reality|
|Course Number:||CS 525A|
This course focuses on the design and evaluation of Augmented Reality (AR)
systems, algorithms, and applications. With the proliferation of powerful,
always-on, Internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets
and newer head-worn displays, sophisticated applications that combine
location-specific content with the current user view are becoming more
possible. Application developers for these devices require a broad set of
technical and design skills to create effective interactive AR experiences.
Topics will include vision-based marker and feature tracking, model-to-view
space transformations, mobile application development, and AR interaction
Through a combination of traditional lecture, literature review, and hands-on work, students will learn to critically evaluate different alternatives, build prototype systems, and design comparative evaluations to test the effectiveness of various AR applications. Students will be expected to implement several techniques as part of this course.
Prerequisites: The demonstrated proficiency to program in a higher-level language. Suggested background: a course on computer graphics, computer vision and/or human-computer interaction).
|Meeting Info:||Tuesdays 6:00-8:50,
Fuller Labs (FL), Room 311
|Instructor:||Prof. Robert W. Lindeman|
|E-Mail:||gogo at wpi.edu|
|Papers:||Here is a link to the papers we will be reading for this course.|
|1||09/09||Introduction to Augmented Reality|
|2||09/16||History of AR; The AR User Experience
Find a YouTube example of AR.
Build a sample AR experience using either Layar or
Design an AR App for the Worcester Art Museum
|5||10/07||STATUS UPDATE: Project 1: AR & Physics|
|6||10/14||DUE: Project 1: AR & Physics|
|7||10/21||NO CLASS: SEMESTER BREAK!|
|15||12/16||Final Project Presentations|