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Augmented Reality in Microgravity

Jun 1

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM


Whether hands free mobile displays or in situ data overlay, head-mounted augmented reality offers much to improve productivity and reduce human error in space. Unfortunately, existing solutions for tracking and holographic overlay alignment tend to rely on, or at least assume, earth gravity. Nothing inherent to a microgravity environment would make AR tracking impossible but several factors need to be taken into account. First, the high-frequency camera pose estimation uses SLAM, which relies on data from IMU sensors, which, by default accommodate the acceleration of gravity in their base measurements. Second, most holographic alignment strategies assume a consistent down direction. This session will explore strategies to mitigate these limitations.


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