Measurable Augmented Reality for Prototyping Cyber-Physical Systems (MAR-CPS)

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Measurable Augmented Reality for Prototyping Cyber-Physical Systems (MAR-CPS) by Shayegan Omidshafiei, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, Steven Chen, N. Kemal Ure, and Jonathan P. How

We propose a platform designed to transform indoor laboratories into controlled simulations of outdoor environments. This allows researchers to conduct and debug experiments on autonomous vehicles in a lab setting prior to deploying them into the real world. The technology we use to accomplish this consists of several components: 1) Onboard sensors as well as Vicon motion capture technology are used for vehicle state estimation. 2) Ceiling-mounted projectors, specifically the Sony VPL-FHZ55, are used to augment the lab environment with a projection of an outdoor scene or with real-time data which is useful for researchers. 3) We've also worked with Scalable Display Technologies, a company specializing in projection displays, for calibrating and performing edge blending on our projectors

The result is a system which can be used for real-time visualization of low-level or latent information, which is crucial for researchers and students understanding of their algorithms performance in hardware.

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  • Shayegan Omidshafiei, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, Yu Fan Chen, N. Kemal Ure, Jonathan P. How, John Vian, Rajeev Surati, "Measurable Augmented Reality for Prototyping Cyber-Physical Systems (MAR-CPS)", In AIAA Infotech, Kissimmee, FL, January 2015.