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Section: New Results

DroneSAR: Extending Physical Spaces in Spatial Augmented Reality using Projection on a Drone

Participants: Rajkumar Darbar, Joan Sol Roo, Thibaut Lainé, Martin Hachet

Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) transforms real-world objects into interactive displays by projecting digital content using video projectors. SAR enables co-located collaboration immediately between multiple viewers without the need to wear any special glasses. Unfortunately, one major limitation of SAR is that visual content can only be projected onto its physical supports. As a result, displaying User Interfaces (UI) widgets such as menus and pop-up windows in SAR is very challenging. We are trying to address this limitation by extending SAR space in mid-air. We propose Drone-SAR, which extends the physical space of SAR by projecting digital information dynamically on the tracked panels mounted on a drone (see Figure 4. DroneSAR is a proof of concept of novel SAR User Interface (UI) , which provides support for 2D widgets (i.e., label, menu, interactive tools, etc.) to enrich SAR interactive experience. We describe this concept, as well as implementation details of our proposed approach in [22].

Figure 4. DroneSAR: Projection on a drone allows us to extend the physical space for interacting spatial augmented reality.