Argon: AR-Enabled Web Browser

Faculty: 
Blair MacIntyre, Jay Bolter
Students: 
Gheric Speiginer, Colin Freeman, Josh Fisher

Argon is a mobile web browser designed to bridge the gap between Augmented Reality and The Web. Following in the tradition of web browsers like Chrome and Firefox, which differentiate themselves by providing custom functionality that is not yet standardized across all browsers, Argon exposes the core technologies needed to make AR possible. By making computer vision tracking (via the Qualcomm's Vuforia library) available to web pages, Argon provides a browser-based platform for rapid development of fully-interactive 2D/3D AR content & applications. The lab has developed tools to make rapid prototyping easier. The goal is to make it possible for designers and organizations with web app skills to create AR and MR (and even VR) applications. Come see projects & demos built using the Argon platform.

Lab: 
Faculty: 
Blair MacIntyre, Jay Bolter

Lab activities focus on understanding how to build interactive computing environments that directly augment a user's senses with computer-generated material. Researchers are interested in augmenting the user's perception, and place particular emphasis on the interaction between the users and their environment.