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Demo Day at Quantico to Show Augmented Reality Technology Advancing Real-World Military Training

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MENLO PARK, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:

Technical briefing about augmented reality for training, followed by demonstrations of latest capabilities from SRI International.




Augmented reality uses computer graphics and special head-mounted displays to insert virtual actors and objects into a scene. The virtual actors respond in realistic ways, whether the situation is hostile or safe.




Demo visitors will have an opportunity to wear the augmented reality system and experience it themselves.




Demos to include:




-   Marines outfitted with augmented reality kits clearing the school area of hostile virtual characters. 


-   Tracking of Marine movements in GPS-denied environments, even when walking through smoke.


-   Augmented reality as seen through binoculars.


-   Tablet PC repair using virtual environment. The demo will show how augmented reality could also be

    used to fix machinery and vehicles.



WHEN:

Thursday, July 26


10 a.m. to 3.30 PM



WHERE:

Quantico Middle/High School


3307 Purvis Road


Quantico, VA 22134



WHO:

Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, Quantico, VA


SRI International Sarnoff, Princeton, NJ

About SRI International
Innovations from SRI International have created new industries, billions of dollars of marketplace value, and lasting benefits to society—touching our lives every day. SRI, a nonprofit research and development institute based in Silicon Valley, brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, new products, and spin-off ventures. Government and business clients come to SRI for pioneering R&D and solutions in computing and communications, chemistry and materials, education, energy, health and pharmaceuticals, national defense, robotics, sensing, and more.

SOURCE SRI International



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