Augmented reality has swept the fascination of the mobile world, as our devices can now immerse virtual objects in real world spaces. But beyond the hype, what are augmented reality technologies actually capable of doing now and in the future?
This talk will take a deep dive into how modern augmented reality works and the state of current augmented reality devices and development frameworks. We will then discuss the ongoing research challenges that Meteor Studio at ASU AME|ECEE pursues to break down barriers to future augmented reality. Finally, Meteor Studio will openly release development frameworks that can make augmented reality easily accessible for artists, museum curators, giving everyone a chance to play with these immersive mixed digital-physical environments.
Robert LiKamWa is an assistant professor at Arizona State University in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE). LiKamWa heads Meteor Studio (towards Mobile Experiential Technologies through Embedded Optimization Research), which designs novel software and hardware systems to raise the performance, efficiency, and expressiveness of smartphones, tablets, VR/AR devices, and other mobile systems. Prior to coming to ASU, LiKamWa completed his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at Rice University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has also interned at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington and in Beijing, China, and Samsung Mobile Processor Innovation Lab in Richardson, Texas.