A Collaborative Augmented Reality Networked Platform for Edutainment

  • Yuan Xun Gu
  • Nai Li
  • Leanne Chang
  • Henry Been-Lirn Duh
Conference paper

Abstract

This chapter presents a mobile software prototype for the educational purpose by using the Augmented Reality (AR) and data communication technology. We developed a prototype of mobile game called “AR-Sumo” that aims to offer a shared virtual space for multiple mobile users to interact simultaneously. “AR-Sumo” invloves visualization of augmented physical phenomena on a fiducial marker and enables learners to view the physical effects of varying gravities and frictions in a 3D virtualspace. The software implementation is packaged as network service where it is broadcasted from an access point connecting to a designated server. With the established network connection, mobile phones users can receive services semi-ubiquitously within the range of the broadcast. This architecture resolves the issue of heterogeneity of computational capacity among different types of mobile phones. As an on-going project, future studies will focus on the usability and designs with an attempt to enhance the efficacy of the application.

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Acknowledgements

This initiative is supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF-2008-IDM-001-MOE-016) and the National University of Singapore (R-263-000-488-112).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuan Xun Gu
    • 1
  • Nai Li
    • 2
  • Leanne Chang
    • 2
  • Henry Been-Lirn Duh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Communications and New Media Programme, Faculty of Arts & Social SciencesNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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