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Abstract for klein03ismar

ISMAR 2003, October 2003, Tokyo, Japan

ROBUST VISUAL TRACKING FOR NON-INSTRUMENTED AUGMENTED REALITY

Georg Klein and Tom Drummond

October 2003

This paper presents a robust and flexible framework for augmented reality which does not require instrumenting either the environment or the workpiece. A model-based visual tracking system is combined with with rate gyroscopes to produce a system which can track the rapid camera rotations generated by a head-mounted camera, even if images are substantially degraded by motion blur. This tracking yields estimates of head position at video field rate (50Hz) which are used to align computer-generated graphics on an optical see-through display. Nonlinear optimisation is used for the calibration of display parameters which include a model of optical distortion. Rendered visuals are pre-distorted to correct the optical distortion of the display.


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