ARhrrrr is a mobile augmented reality game created by students at Georgia Tech that utilizes the camera on the back of a mobile device, in this case an nVidia Tegra, and a special print out that acts as a template to guide the look and feel of a particular level. You pilot a helicopter that flies over a town that has been infected by zombies. Your mission is to kill the flesh eating bastards before the infect innocent people. While it may appear gimmicky at first, concepts like this demonstrate how we may be interacting with our world in the future. Right off the bat I can think of 3 different use cases:
- Using my mobile phone at a restaurant to see what a dish would look like in front of me.
- Buying a new piece of furniture, or any object that needs assembly, I could put my mobile phone over the instruction manual to see a video.
- I can carry around a business card that when viewed through a mobile phone, shows a video of me giving a talk, or a product I’m working on.