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Fractal Marker Fields: No More Scale Limitations for Fiduciary Markers

Herout, A., Zacharias, M., Dubska, M. and Havel, J. Graph@FIT, Brno University of Technology
Corresponding author email: izacharias[at]fit.vutbr.cz

Abstract

One limitation of existing fiduciary markers is that the camera motion is tightly limited: the marker (one of the markers) must be visible and it must be observed at a proper scale. This paper introduces a fractal structure of markers similar to matrix codes (such as QR-code or Data Matrix): the Fractal Marker Field. The FMF allows for embedding markers of a virtually unlimited number of scales. At the same time, for each of the scales it guarantees a constant density of markers at that scale over the whole marker field's surface. The Fractal Marker Field can provide unprecedented freedom of motion to camera-based augmented reality applications.

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@INPROCEEDINGS{FMF-ISMAR-2012, author = {Adam Herout and Michal Zachari\'{a}\v{s} and Mark\'{e}ta Dubsk\'{a} and Ji\v{r}\'{i} Havel}, booktitle={Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2012 IEEE International Symposium on}, title={Fractal marker fields: No more scale limitations for fiduciary markers}, year={2012}, month={Nov}, pages={285-286}, doi={10.1109/ISMAR.2012.6402576}, }

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Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the research project CEZMSMT, MSM0021630528, by the CEZMSMT project IT4I - CZ 1.05/1.1.00/02.0070, and by the BUT grant FIT-S-11-2.
(c) 2014, Marketa Dubska