Augmented reality (AR) refers to the combination of real and virtual worlds (computer-generated). A real image is captured on video, while that real-world image is “augmented” with layers of digital information.
Some people confuse AR with virtual reality. Virtual reality (VR) is a complete immersive experience that shuts out the real world. Augmented reality superimposes a computer generated (CGI) video onto a camera captured video, giving the impression that the CGI objects appear to have a fixed location in the real world.