Augmented Reality – What is it All About?

Smart Towns will host Dr. Khalid Mirza, founding director of Oakland University’s Augmented Reality Center (ARC), at Rochester Hills Public Library’s Multipurpose Room on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. In this program, Dr. Mirza will explain augmented reality and how it may be on the verge of changing our lives.

ARC was founded with the support and expertise of an Industrial Advisory Board, and Oakland University and College for Creative Studies faculty to provide a learning platform where engineering and art intersect. ARC founding member companies include Epic Games/Unreal Engine, GM, Nvidia, Siemens, Magna, Continental, ABB, KUKA, Hirotec, Mahle, AM General, Rave Computer, and the US Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center.

As the university’s Director of the Chrysler Lab and Industrial Robotics Lab in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Dr. Mirza’s research has focused on collaborative robots (machine vision, sensor integration, teaching interfaces), industrial mobile robots (modular scalable platforms, reliable indoor autonomous navigation, safety standards), and cloud robotics (Machine learning, big data, IOT, Industry 4.0, part-centric robot programming).

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register by visiting or calling 248-656-2900.

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