Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Jim Oliver

Abstract

The AugmenTable is an augmented reality workstation intended for conceptual design and prototyping. It combines a thin form factor display, inexpensive web cameras, and a PC into a unique apparatus that has advantages similar to a head mounted display. The system operates on well-established computer vision algorithms to detect unmarked fingertips within an augmented reality scene. An application was developed to allow a user to manipulate virtual objects within the scene. This manipulation is possible through the use of three-dimensional widgets and controls that allow the user to control objects with natural fingertip motion. This thesis also documents similar previous work, the methods used to create the AugmenTable, and a number of avenues for advancing the system and the interactions it can offer users.

Copyright Owner

Michael Van Waardhuizen

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

124 pages

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