Hybrid User Interfaces for Augmented Reality

February 2, 2012
2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Halligan 111
Host: Rob Jacob


Augmented Reality (AR) is the concept of merging virtual information with a real environment, enabling a direct user interface for annotation of real-world objects without physically altering them.

This talk will provide an overview of our interests in blending concepts from tangible user interfaces, ubiquitous computing, and augmented reality to emphasize unobtrusive, sporadic and spontaneous interactions. I will discuss our work in novel interaction techniques, display systems, and sensing technologies, and include projects in touch-screen interaction, spatially aware mobile devices, direct projection systems, autostereoscopic optical see-through technology and immaterial displays.

Alex Olwal (Ph.D.) is a researcher at the MIT Media Lab. He has previously worked with the development of new technologies for Human- Computer Interaction at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), Columbia University (NY), UC Santa Barbara (CA) and Microsoft Research (WA).