PTC Reality Lab

We research the new, the uncharted, the possible next technologies

Kinetic AR

Augmented reality can serve as a flexible medium to configure smart objects in our environment; however, objects are not always static. Kinetic AR is a new field of augmented reality research where we explore the programming of motion in physical space. We present a holistic user experience framework for visual programming of robotic motion systems in Augmented Reality. The Kinetic AR framework facilitates human-robot collaboration in a co-located environment. Our goal is to present a deployable guide for the creation and visualization of manifold robotic interfaces while maintaining a low entry barrier to complex spatial hardware programming.

Watch the video of the PTC Reality Lab’s MiR 100 robot “Frida” to learn more.

Meet Frida

Robotic Motion Systems in Spatial Computing

Explore the research published at CHI2020

Research Publication

Team members:

Anna Fuste

Senior Innovation Engineer

Senior Innovation Engineer

Valentin Heun

Vice President, Innovation Engineering

Vice President, Innovation Engineering

James Hobin

Senior Innovation Engineer

Senior Innovation Engineer

Ben Reynolds

Director, Innovation Engineering

Director, Innovation Engineering