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Augurscope (2001)

The Augurscope is a portable mixed reality interface for outdoors. A tripod-mounted display is wheeled to different locations and rotated and tilted to view a virtual environment that is aligned with the physical background. Video from an onboard camera is embedded into this virtual environment.

Our design encompasses physical form, interaction and the combination of a GPS receiver, electronic compass, accelerometer and rotary encoder for tracking.



Holger Schnädelbach, Boriana Koleva, Steve Benford, Mark Paxton, Mike Twidale, and Rob Anastasi. 2006. The Augurscope: Refining its DesignPresence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments 15, 3: 278-293. https://doi.org/10.1162/pres.15.3.278

Steve Benford, Holger Schnädelbach, Boriana Koleva, Rob Anastasi, Chris Greenhalgh, Tom Rodden, Jonathan Green, Ahmed Ghali, Tony Pridmore, Bill Gaver, Andy Boucher, Brendan Walker, Sarah Pennington, Albrecht Schmidt, Hans Gellersen, and Anthony Steed. 2005. Expected, sensed, and desired: A framework for designing sensing-based interaction. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 12, 1 (March 2005), 3-30. https://doi.org/10.1145/1057237.1057239

Holger Schnädelbach, Boriana Koleva, Mike Twidale, and Steve Benford. 2004. The iterative design process of a location-aware device for group use.  In International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp '04). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 329-346. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30119-6_20

Holger Schnädelbach, Boriana Koleva, Martin Flintham, Mike Fraser, Paul Chandler, Malcolm Foster, Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh, Shahram Izadi, Tom Rodden. 2002. The Augurscope: A Mixed Reality Interface for Outdoors. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '02). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 9-16. https://doi.org/10.1145/503376.503379



Last updated: 14th April 2019

Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6780
email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk