Invited attendees at the NII Shonan meeting on Perception in Augmented Reality in Japan, with Mt. Fuji as background.

Invited attendees at the NII Shonan meeting on Perception in Augmented Reality in Japan, with Mt. Fuji as background.
Invited attendees at the NII Shonan meeting on Perception in Augmented Reality in Japan, with Mt. Fuji as background.

Dr. Joe Gabbard having a discussion with another scientist at the NII meeting.

Dr. Joe Gabbard having a discussion with another scientist at the NII meeting.
Dr. Joe Gabbard having a discussion with another scientist at the NII meeting.

Associate Professor Dr. Joe Gabbard and Ph.D. student Missie Smith were invited to attend the first ever National Institute of Informatics (NII) Shonan meeting on "Perception in Augmented Reality (AR)" in Yokosuka, Japan.  NII invited groups of up to 20 of the leading scientists around the world from both academia and industry to meet together, collaborate on new ideas, and forge programmatic research agendas. The purpose of this invitation-only event was to discuss the current state of AR including how we present information, what inputs we use, how the information is portrayed, and finally, how we can design for new AR systems.  Dr. Gabbard was one of four leaders invited from North America. Since the NII meeting in November 2016, he has continued collaborations with professors from two universities also in attendance.

The following topics were also discussed at the meeting.

  • Sensation, Perception, Action & Embodiment
  • Pictorial Communication in AR and VR
  • Creating New Sensorial Modalities
  • The Human Visual System and AR
  • Robotics and Augmented Reality for Medical AR
  • AR for Human Well-Being