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Natural Interactions Between Augmented Virtual Objects


Neale, S and Chinthammit, W and Lueg, C and Nixon, P, Natural Interactions Between Augmented Virtual Objects, Proceedings of the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2011), 28 November - 2 December, Canberra, Australia, pp. 229-232. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/2071536.2071573


There are many situations in which physical interaction with real-world objects is not possible – for example, museums contain many objects or artefacts which are too fragile or expensive for the public to handle. Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to offer an alternative in these situations, but most of our current interactions with virtual objects in AR tend to be indirect. Tangible AR allows for natural movement, but we rarely manipulate or control virtual objects beyond that in the way we do their physical counterparts. To address this problem, we propose that a more natural approach to interacting with tangible AR be introduced. We present a prototype that allows users to physically orientate virtual objects so that they ‘snap’ together in order to complete a ‘3D AR Puzzle’, and show that introducing ‘responsive virtual objects’ for tangible AR is a promising first step towards more natural interactions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:augmented reality, tangible AR, natural interactions.
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Neale, S (Mr Steven Neale)
UTAS Author:Chinthammit, W (Dr Winyu Chinthammit)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
UTAS Author:Nixon, P (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:75000
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2011-12-22
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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