Friday, October 18, 2013

Augmentation and Telepresence #throughglass

Talk by Martin Wojtzcyk and Devy Tan-Wojtczyk

Augmented reality is when you enhance reality with computer-generated images, allowing for one to either see or be put into a virtual reality.
Telepresence is the use of virtual reality technology to transmit video and/or audio to communicate with others.

To program for Google Glass, there are a couple methods:
Using Google's Mirror API connects Glassware (HTML) with Google and then to Glass. This allows for easy programming and implementation but causes a lag between the device and the database where your program would lay.
Using GPK, developers would be able to program directly for Glass and upload their programs directly to the device to allow for real time zero-lag environments.

There are many use cases that we are tackling through our startup.
Shopping
Map overlays allow for people to find the store and will navigate to the shop. Overlay changes to on-screen display showing products to purchase. When selected, Glass navigates shopper to the item and describes prices, reviews of products.
Telepresence
Telepresence allows management to contact workers in factories around the world and see through hangouts what the workers see. This enables management to keep track of projects while being in another country.
Telepresence also allows robotics to be implemented in labs to allow for sample checking from home. This also allows for exploration and rescue to be manned from safety.

Resources:
Mirror API
https://developers.google.com/glass/overview
Google ask samples
https://github.com/googleglass
OpenCV4Android SDK
http://docs.opencv.org/doc/tutorials/introduction/android_binary_package/O4A_SDK.html

1 comment:

Chakradhar N said...

telepresence room is a conference space dedicated to high-end video conferencing. The goal of telepresence technology is to replicate face-to-face communication virtually, thereby eliminating the cost and time of long distance travel.