RobotVision brings Augmented Reality to iPhone

Since firmware 3.1 became available, a new kind of apps showed up in the App Store. We’ve talked about this before: Augmented Reality (AR). One of those apps is “RobotVision” from Tim Sears. He created an AR applicationwhich enables you to see nearby restaurants, people who just posted a tweet on Twitter and people near you who made photos and posted them on FlickR. The video provided below, makes it look like the app is intuitive. Simple to control and easy to understand.

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Remember Layar and their augmented reality app for Android devices? It uses your phone’s camera to display a layer of real time meta data on top of the physical world around you. Until now, that reality was just a bunch of 2D tags, but with Layar3D it also includes virtual 3D objects. If you have trouble imagining what those might be, just look at the video below. That’s right, it’s Pacman, and it happens in the real world! Of course, the potential uses for this technology go far beyond gaming, but in our geeky eyes, it all boils down to awesomeness:

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