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Augmented Reality in a Public Space: The Natural History Museum, London
July 2012 (vol. 45 no. 7)
pp. 42-47
Ailsa Barry, Natural History Museum, London
Jonathan Trout, Natural History Museum, London
Paul Debenham, BBC Research & Development
Graham Thomas, BBC Research & Development
In addition to seamlessly integrating virtual and real content, augmented reality systems in museums must provide a viewing interface that is flexible and robust enough for thousands of people to use. A related video can be seen here: http://youtu.be/KJEfkljZ0Tk. It shows how augmented reality systems in museums can provide a viewing interface that is flexible and robust enough for thousands of people to use.

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Index Terms:
augmented reality, museum technology, camera tracking, LED markers, interactive media
Citation:
Ailsa Barry, Jonathan Trout, Paul Debenham, Graham Thomas, "Augmented Reality in a Public Space: The Natural History Museum, London," Computer, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 42-47, July 2012, doi:10.1109/MC.2012.106
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