Special Issue "Spatial Augmented Reality"

A special issue of Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (ISSN 2414-4088).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (6 August 2018).

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daisuke Iwai
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Guest Editor
Osaka University, Japan
Interests: spatial augmented reality; projection mapping; computational display
Prof. Dr. Toshiyuki Amano
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Guest Editor
Wakayama University, Japan
Interests: spatial augmented reality; appearance manipulation; installation art

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Spatial augmented reality (SAR) seamlessly merges the real and virtual worlds by superimposing computer-generated graphics onto real surfaces using projectors. Unlike other types of AR, such as video see-through and optical see-through, SAR provides AR experiences of wide field-of-views (FOVs) for multiple users without requiring them to wear and/or hold any devices. Due to these advantages, it has been applied in many application fields, such as medical operations, industrial design, education, collaboration, various art and entertainment applications (such as art installation, game, theme park, and theatre), and so on.

In SAR, images are potentially projected onto non-planar, textured, deformable, and/or moving surfaces under environment light. There are several technical issues to display desired appearances on such non-optimized surfaces, which include static and dynamic geometric registration, radiometric compensation, defocus compensation, shadow removal, inter-reflection compensation, and so on. Projector–camera systems have been applied as a promising framework to solve these technical issues. Recently, computational display, the joint design of projector hardware, optics and computational algorithms, is an emerging technology that overcomes technical limitations of projector–camera systems to achieve high-quality projections, such as a high dynamic range, high speed, and super resolution. Another new research trend in SAR is hacking the human visual system to realize novel visual experiences. The rapid development of fundamental technologies has expanded the application scenarios and opened up new interdisciplinary research fields.

We encourage paper submissions on the following topics (but not limited to them)

  • Projection mapping
  • Projector-camera systems
  • Static and dynamic geometric registration
  • Geometric calibration including auto-calibration
  • Radiometric compensation
  • Inter-reflection compensation
  • Defocus compensation
  • Shadow removal
  • Blending of overlapping projections in multi-projection system
  • Computational display to overcome technical limitations of projection displays
  • High dynamic range projection
  • High speed projection
  • Super-resolution projection
  • Perceptual approach breaking physical limitations in projection displays
  • Perceptions in SAR
  • Applications of SAR

We encourage authors to submit original research articles, case studies, research, reviews, theoretical and critical perspective and viewpoint articles. Of particular interest are articles that explore new SAR techniques.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daisuke Iwai
Prof. Dr. Toshiyuki Amano
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Projection mapping
  • Projector-camera systems
  • Static and dynamic geometric registration
  • Geometric calibration including auto-calibration
  • Radiometric compensation
  • Inter-reflection compensation
  • Defocus compensation
  • Shadow removal
  • Blending of overlapping projections in mulit-projection system
  • Computational display to overcome technical limitations of projection displays
  • High dynamic range projection
  • High speed projection
  • Super-resolution projection
  • Perceptual approach breaking physical limitations in projection displays
  • Perceptions in SAR
  • Applications of SAR

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Tele-Guidance System to Support Anticipation during Communication
Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2018, 2(3), 55; https://doi.org/10.3390/mti2030055 - 06 Sep 2018
Abstract
Tele-guidance systems for the remote monitoring and maintenance of equipment have been extensively investigated. Such systems enable a remote helper to provide guidance to a local worker while perceiving local conditions. In this study, we propose a tele-guidance system that supports the anticipation [...] Read more.
Tele-guidance systems for the remote monitoring and maintenance of equipment have been extensively investigated. Such systems enable a remote helper to provide guidance to a local worker while perceiving local conditions. In this study, we propose a tele-guidance system that supports the anticipation of an interlocutor’s actions during communication. Our proposed system enables a helper and worker to anticipate each other’s actions by allowing them to move around in the workspace freely and observe each other’s non-verbal cues (e.g., body motions and other gestures) through a head-mounted display. We conducted an experiment to compare the effectiveness of our proposed method with that of existing methods (a simple tele-pointer) that support anticipation during communication. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spatial Augmented Reality)
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