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Carnegie Mellon researchers show off potential AR display tech for consumers

The Desktopography demo shows how we could end up interacting with apps on various surfaces in our homes.


Augmented reality will have a major impact on our daily lives once the hardware required for it is streamlined for mass consumption and some diligent researchers are giving us a snapshot of what things could possibly be like. In a recently released video, a group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon show us how we'll actually use AR at home.

Technology Review shared the video, which focuses on an experience powered by Desktopography. As seen in the video above, the experiment required a projector and depth camera screwed into a standard light fixture. Desktopography handles the rest by giving users virtual interfaces projected onto a surface that can be physically interacted with.

This project was presented in 2017 and has possibly made additional strides with access to better tech since then. Nevertheless, the possibilities here are pretty impressive. Stay tuned to Shacknews for more interesting updates.

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