A Framework for Perceptual Studies in Photorealistic Augmented Reality
In photorealistic augmented reality virtual objects are integrated in the real world in a seamless visual manner. To obtain a perfect visual augmentation these objects must be rendered indistinguishable from real objects and should be perceived as so. We propose in this paper a research testbed framework to study the different unresolved perceptual issues in photorealistic augmented reality and its application to different disciplines. The framework is able to compute a global illumination approximation in real-time and therefore leverage a new class of experimental research topics.