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Posted 2011-04-06.


The goal of this project is to integrate the Vuzix Augmented Reality
SDK with the production VR environments used by the Virtual
Environment and Multimodal Interaction lab.  Vuzix (www.vuzix.com)
produces augmented reality hardware that makes data available via an
SDK with C++ and C# interfaces, but the VEMI lab uses the Python-based
Vizard (www.worldviz.com) and Panda3D (www.panda3d.org) environments
for experimental design and simulation production.  This position
requires producing a Python wrapper for the classes and functions
available in Vuzix's C++ SDK, including providing access to AR camera
feeds, sensor data, and recognition of fiducial markers using the
ALVAR marker library.  Once complete, the programmer will also produce
compete documentation for the wrapper and demo code for using the
wrapper in Panda3D and Vizard.  The programmer should also provide
clear documentation for updating the wrapper to support new SDK
releases if possible.

Contact:
Nicholas A. Giudice, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering
University of Maine
348 Boardman Hall
Orono, ME 04469
www.vemilab.org