Augmented Reality, Real World Cut & Paste
New Augmented Reality Based APP for Smartphones
Source: AR Cut & Paste
Your Phone and Augmented Reality
A just invented new APP called AR Cut & Paste
lets you point your smartphone camera at a
real life object and cut & paste it to your
computer. The process takes about 2.5 seconds.
And you can use the image in your digital
This is a research prototype invented by Cyril Diagne.
He's the Director of Media at the Lausanne University
of Art and Design. He's also associated with Google's
Cultural Research Lab. The app he designed uses
augmented reality and machine learning to make
this real-world "cut & paste" happen. The process
is so easy. Once your phone captures the image, you
point the camera to your computer screen and paste
it where you want it to go.
Bringing the Physical World to the Digital World
What's intriguing about Diagne's invention is that
AR Cut & Paste brings the physical image to the
digital world, instead of what AR normally does:
projecting the digital image onto the physical world.
Diagne has posted his code on GetHub for anyone
to take a look at and improve it for themselves.
Experts say adaptations of this are likely to come on
your smartphone in the near future.