Prof. Tobias Höllerer co-authors new book, "Augmented Reality: Principles and Practice"

UCSB CS Professor Tobias Höllerer and his colleague Dieter Schmalstieg (professor and head of the Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology, Austria), have co-authored a book titled Augmented Reality: Principles and Practice.

Tutorials on augmented reality topics from the book have been presented by Prof. Höllerer at SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, California to 500-plus course attendees; and also at the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality in Mérida, Mexico. 

By overlaying computer-generated information on the real world, augmented reality (AR) amplifies human perception and cognition in remarkable ways. Working in this fast-growing field requires knowledge of multiple disciplines, including computer vision, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction. Augmented Reality: Principles and Practice integrates all this knowledge into a single-source reference, presenting today’s most significant work with scrupulous accuracy. Pioneering researchers Dieter Schmalstieg and Tobias Höllerer carefully balance principles and practice, illuminating AR from technical, methodological, and user perspectives.

- Displays: head-mounted, handheld, projective, auditory, and haptic
- Tracking/sensing, including physical principles, sensor fusion, and real-time computer vision
- Calibration/registration, ensuring repeatable, accurate, coherent behavior
- Seamless blending of real and virtual objects
- Visualization to enhance intuitive understanding
- Interaction—from situated browsing to full 3D interaction
- Modeling new geometric content
- Authoring AR presentations and databases
- Architecting AR systems with real-time, multimedia, and distributed elements