Sony shows new augmented reality tech with video

Posted By | On 23rd, May. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith


Sony has released a video showing some impressive new augmented reality tech with high gaming potential.

Sony has used AR tech in games before like Eyepet and Eye of Judgement, and Nintendo too have jumped on the AR bandwagon with the 3DS’ built in AR games.

Sony says its new ‘Smart AR’ tech “employs the markerless approach, forgoing any requirement for special markers such as 2D barcodes.” It also tracks objects at super high-speed, fixing the jerkiness you sometimes get with moving AR objects.

Sony explains: “SmartAR technology combines ‘object recognition technology’ (markerless approach in which no special markers are required) for recognition of general objects such as photographs and posters with Sony’s own proprietary ‘3D space recognition technology,’ which has been fostered through the research of robots such as AIBO and QRIO.”

It adds: “With “SmartAR” technology objects can be recognized and tracked at high-speed. In addition to displaying virtual objects or additional image or text information (hereafter, ‘AR information’), the technology also facilitates the expression of AR information over an extended space, thus producing a dynamic, large-scale AR experience.” Hopefully this means the device can track AR objects without having to be focused on them the entire time.

Check out the full press release for more info.

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