Augmented reality is a type of computer interface that works by adding, removing or modifying objects, as they are perceived by the senses. Until recently augmented reality systems were too expensive for day-to-day use by ordinary people. The success of camera-equipped smartphones, and the introduction of Google Glass (a head-mounted display aimed at consumers), is changing this.
The Miami Augmented Reality Center, a cross-disciplinary creative community, works to advance augmented reality (AR) as a cultural practice. Embedded within Miami University, the Center is housed in the College of Engineering and Computing, but includes participation from the Master of Computer Science program (MCS),the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE), the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Experience Design, the Department of Art, and the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS).
Opportunities for partnership with industry and cultural institutions include:
—individual AR projects (fee-for-service)
—sponsorship of the Center for a series of ongoing projects
—sponsorship of an undergraduate capstone course in IMS or CSE
We are passionate about creating AR applications that can benefit ordinary people, collaborating with partners in industry and with cultural institutions. Contact us for more information.