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Remote Visual Tracking for the (Mobile) Web

Manuel Olbrich, Tobias Alexander Franke and Pavel Rojtberg Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on 3D Web Technology

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Augmented Reality is maturing, but in a world where we are used to straightforward services on the internet, Augmented Reality applications require a lot of preparation before they can be used. Our approach shows how we can bring Augmented Reality into a normal web browser, or even browsers on mobile devices. We show how we are, with recent features of HTML5, able to augment reality based on complex 3D tracking in a browser without having to install or set up any software on a client. With this solution, we are able to extend 3D Web applications with AR and reach more users with a reduced usability barrier. A key contribution of our work is a pipeline for remote tracking built on web-standards.

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@inproceedings{Olbrich:2014:RVT:2628588.2628590,
 author = {Olbrich, Manuel and Franke, Tobias and Rojtberg, Pavel},
 title = {Remote Visual Tracking for the (Mobile) Web},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the Nineteenth International ACM Conference on 3D Web Technologies},
 series = {Web3D '14},
 year = {2014},
 isbn = {978-1-4503-3015-2},
 location = {Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada},
 pages = {27--33},
 numpages = {7},
 url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2628588.2628590},
 doi = {10.1145/2628588.2628590},
 acmid = {2628590},
 publisher = {ACM},
 address = {New York, NY, USA},
 keywords = {HTML5, REST, WebGL, augmented reality, computer vision, remote tracking, web socket},
} 

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