Augmented reality (AR) is getting a big push in technology. From advanced military systems to glasses we all wear. The use of AR is not just in interpreting the real world with additional data, but to provide additional content the does not relate to anything in particular in a landscape. Objects like this are usually presented from an AR-marker. A barcode like image that lets a program interpret it, look it up in an index, and present that content. For example, the below two objects are AR elements. The square with a word or image related to a predefined 3D object in a database.
An issue with such system in the past was rendering, processing, or interpretation speeds. Sony’s new SmartAR system (above video) delivers markerless AR at speeds unrivaled by any publicly available system. The AR element is able to animate and move from its original “anchor point” into the surrounding space. Another step closer to having an augmented reality kitchen (lower video).
See more about this Augmented Reality Kitchen in the Modern Wing of Chicago's Art Institute Museum.