Saturday, 12 March 2011

Argon, the mobile AR web browser

Funded by Alcatel-Lucent through its University Innovations Program (who a few years ago partly also funded my PhD), a new mobile web browser with augmented reality extensions, called Argon, has been built by researchers at Georgia Tech University.

Argon operates by taking video from the phone's camera and then rendering content on top of it. The prototype/initial release operates by taking any content from the Apple iPhone's mobile Safari web browser and "pushing it" out on virtual billboards. More interestingly, the creators of Argon promise 3D content support in soon-to-come releases. Other platforms, like Android, are also to be supported in the future.

Read more about Argon and KHARMA, the platform it is affiliated with, at

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