This new BBC app uses AR to put the Rosetta Stone on your coffee table

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Ever wanted to place some of history’s most important artifacts and famous artwork on your kitchen table? Soon you’ll be able to thanks to a new AR app from the BBC.

The augmented reality app is launching alongside the new BBC TV series Civilisations that explores art and history from all over the globe. It’s the first time the BBC has dabbled in the AR space.

When the show premiers later this year, there will also be an iOS and Android app called Civilisations AR that comes from the Research and Development team at the BBC in collaboration with Nexus Studios.

Using it, you’ll be able to bring items you’ve seen in the show into your own home to further explore. You’ll boot up the app and rotate the globe to find the different exhibits in the countries they were first found, and then you’ll import them into any space in your home.

We’ve had the opportunity to try out the app a little early and can confirm it works well. Once you’ve loaded an item – say the Rosetta Stone – into your home, you can then scale it depending on how much space you have and walk around it to examine it from every angle.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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