Augmented Reality (AR) allows users to view computer information that is graphically embedded within the real three-dimensional world. Using a semi-transparent head-mounted display (HMD) attached to a wearable computer, a user can inspect and manipulate objects while viewing information about these objects in the HMD. This information is typically displayed as virtual objects in the real world, thus augmenting the perception of the user. The wearable computer enables users to pursue their work as they normally do, without imposing constraints on their mobility. AR applications span from medical minimally invasive surgery to manufacturing, from machine inspection and repair to games and tourist guides.
At the Chair for Applied Software Engineering, we have set up a basic system to perform simple Augmented Reality tasks. This Praktikum enhances the basic system focussing on scenarios to support the inspection or repair of machines (Fischer Technik models).
* Fixit Project Homepage: http://wwwbruegge.in.tum.de/projects/fixit/