Sony Develops Markerless AR Technology
Sony has developed markerless augmented reality (AR) technology which they’re calling “SmartAR”. Instead of using 2D markers, SmartAR can generate on-screen virtual images from everyday objects such as menus and posters. SmartAR technology uses “object recognition technology” to achieve the markerless functionality and also Sony’s own proprietary “3D space recognition technology” which they use in their research robots such as AIBO. It also boasts extremely accurate high-speed tracking, 3D space recognition and interactivity.
What does this mean? A lot more freedom and flexible for AR games and applications. If this is a good as Sony says it is, we’ve got some exciting times ahead.