Workshop on Industrial Augmented Reality
Dieter Langer, EADS
Future Research Directions for Markerless Augmented Reality at the Example of an Aircraft's Landing Gear
At EADS, several demonstrators have been set up, which illustrate marker-based and marker-less augmented reality technology applied to aerospace service scenarios. Basic marker-less tracking technology is currently being developed in the ARTESAS project - a successor to ARVIKA. We will show at the example of an aircraft's landing gear that such marker-less tracking technology exhibits already a considerable robustness and stability. Therefore, future research in AR should focus mainly on authoring issues. For teaching scenarios, such authoring system has to produce photo-realistic renderings from CAD models. Similarly, the authoring system must generate small polygonal models from the CAD models for model-based, marker-less tracking algorithms. In general, the authoring system has to support the requirement to generate aerospace service content prior to the production of the aerospace product.