Accession Number : ADA622471


Title :   The Augmented REality Sandtable (ARES)


Descriptive Note : Special rept. May 2014-Sep 2015


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Amburn, Charles R ; Vey, Nathan L ; Boyce, Michael W ; Mize, Jerry R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622471.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The Augmented REality Sandtable (ARES) is a research testbed that uses commercial off-the-shelf products to create a low-cost method of geospatial terrain visualization with a tangible user interface which can be used for simulation and training. The projection technology combined with a Microsoft Kinect sensor and a laptop is intended to provide an enhancement to traditional military sand tables. This report discusses the development of the system, its place among previous related work, and research methodology/experimentation efforts to assess impacts on human performance. It also provides an explanation of current, ongoing, and future research questions and capabilities. It discusses current collaborations and key leader engagements up to this point. The goal of this report is to provide a resource for researchers and potential collaborators to learn more about ARES and the opportunity to use its service-oriented architecture for the development of content for specific domains.


Descriptors :   *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , AUGMENTATION , SIMULATION , TEST BEDS , TRAINING , VIRTUAL REALITY


Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE