An Open Platform for Delivering Mobile Augmented Reality Experiences
The KHARMA architecture allows content developers to create and host content using an extended version of the GoogleEarth markup language (KARML) on standard HTTP servers. The architecture also addresses several practical problems related to mobile AR development and delivery. It creates a framework for aggregation of and interoperability between content developed and delivered by multiple sources. It also addresses the unique role of existing infrastructure as integral to the authoring pipeline both offline and at runtime. And, perhaps most importantly, the framework compensates for both the uncertainties of current tracking technologies and the future widespread use of vision-based tracking through the use of static background scenes and the delivery of pre-processed tracking keys respectively. The platform is built upon several unique contributions to mobile AR experience delivery: channel servers, infrastructure servers, tracking servers and a reference mobile client, Argon, for the iPhone.
Please see the project site at http://research.cc.gatech.edu/kharma for more information.