The Matrix method (also known as "CyberCode") is a new technique for augmented reality that identifies real world objects and estimates their coordinate systems simultaneously. The 2D matrix code used in our method is a square shaped barcode that can identify a large number of objects. It is also used as a landmark to register information on the real world images. Since matrix codes are printable, it is virtually costless to produce and attach codes on various kinds of real world objects. We have developed an AR system based on this method, and demonstrated several potential applications.
Demo movies MPEG (1996 version) MPEG
The concept of the Matrix method
Code Fitting and Coordinate System estimation.
A dinosaur skeleton with 3D annotations.
Triceratops in the Lab. (The matrix code is spreaded on the floor)
A 3D molecular model pops-up from the book.
An annotated circuit board.