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Using mixed-reality to develop smart environments

Pena Rios, Anasol and Callaghan, Vic and Gardner, Michael and Alhaddad, Mohammed J (2014) Using mixed-reality to develop smart environments. In: 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE), 2014-06-30 - 2014-07-04, IEEE.

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Smart homes, smart cars, smart classrooms are now a reality as the world becomes increasingly interconnected by ubiquitous computing technology. The next step is to interconnect such environments, however there are a number of significant barriers to advancing research in this area, most notably the lack of available environments, standards and tools etc. A possible solution is the use of simulated spaces, nevertheless as realistic as strive to make them, they are, at best, only approximations to the real spaces, with important differences such as utilising idealised rather than noisy sensor data. In this respect, an improvement to simulation is emulation, which uses specially adapted physical components to imitate real systems and environments. In this paper we present our work-in-progress towards the creation of a development tool for intelligent environments based on the interconnection of simulated, emulated and real intelligent spaces using a distributed model of mixed reality. To do so, we propose the use of physical/virtual components (xReality objects) able to be combined through a 3D graphical user interface, sharing real-time information. We present three scenarios of interconnected real and emulated spaces, used for education, achieving integration between real and virtual worlds.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Proceedings - 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: intelligent environments; interreality; hyperreality; ubiquitous virtual reality; blended reality; mixed reality; HCI
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2015 11:37
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:56

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