A Tile-based Color Picture With Hidden QR Code for Augmented Reality and Beyond
Tran, H; Le, H; Nguyen, M; Yan, W-Q
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Most existing Augmented Reality (AR) applications use either template (picture) markers or bar-code markers to overlay computergenerated graphics on the real world surfaces. e use of template markers is computationally expensive and unreliable. On the other hand, bar-code markers display only black and white blocks; thus, they look uninteresting and uninformative. In this short paper, we describe a new way to optically hide a QR code inside a tile based colour picture. Each AR marker is built from hundreds of small tiles (just like tiling a bathroom), and the unique gaps between the tiles are used to determine the elements of the hidden QR Code. is novel type of AR marker presents not only a realistic-looking colour picture but also contains self-Correcting information (stored in QR code). In this article, we demonstrate that this tile based colour picture with hidden QR code is relatively robust under various conditions and scaling. We believe many nowadays’ AR challenges could be solved with this type of marker. AR-enabled medias could then be easily generated. For instance, it would be capable of storing and displaying virtual gures of an entire book or magazine. us, it provides a promising AR approach to be used in many di erent AR applications; and beyond, it may even replace the barcodes and QR Codes in some cases.