AV-Forscher auf 4. Software Campus Summit feierlich verabschiedet

Nach dem erfolgreichen Abschluss seines Software Campus Projekts BodyAnalyzer wurde Oliver Wasenmüller vom Forschungsbereich Erweiterte Realität des DFKI Kaiserslautern am 27. März 2017 feierlich als Absolvent des Software Campus Programms verabschiedet. Oliver Wasenmüller stellte sein, in Kooperation mit der SIEMENS AG entstandenes Projekt BodyAnalyzer, Erfassung und Analyse von 3D Körpermodellen, in einer Abschlusspräsentation auf dem 4. Software Campus Summit in Berlin vor, bevor er von Prof. Dr. Wahlster und Dr. Harald Schöning, Leiter Forschung der Software AG, verabschiedet wurde.

Der Software Campus sucht herausragende Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden der Informatik sowie informatiknaher Disziplinen mit großem Interesse an Führungsaufgaben in der Wirtschaft oder Unternehmensgründung. Insgesamt 18 Partner aus Industrie und Forschung unterstützen das Führungskräfteentwicklungsprogramm, das vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefördert wird. Die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer setzen im Software Campus ihr eigenes IT-Projekt um. Sie managen den gesamten Prozess ihres IT-Projekts selbständig mit Unterstützung der Forschungs- und Industriepartner: von der Projektplanung über die Beantragung finanzieller Mittel und das Management, die Koordination des eigenen Forscher-Teams bis zum Abschluss des Vorhabens. Jedes Projekt wird mit bis zu 100.000 Euro über die Projektlaufzeit gefördert. Darüber hinaus wird im Rahmen des Software Campus das vorhandene Potenzial der Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer gezielt gefördert. Die Industriepartner des Software Campus bringen in das Programm ihre besten Führungskräftetrainings ein. Die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer können in sechs Modulen ihre Führungs-, Methoden- sowie Sozial- und Selbstkompetenzen weiterentwickeln.

Wir gratulieren Herrn Wasenmüller recht herzlich zur Aufnahme in den Software Campus sowie zum erfolgreichen Abschluss seines eigenen Forschungsprojekts BodyAnalyzer.

Oliver Wasenmüller (li.) erhält die Urkunde von Prof. Dr. W. Wahlster

Oliver Wasenmüller (li.) erhält die Abschluss-Urkunde von Prof. Dr. W. Wahlster (Quelle: Software Campus/M. Braumann)

Augmented Things at the CeBIT 2017

From 20 to 24 March 2017 we will be presenting our demonstrator “Augmented Things” in hall 6, booth B48.

Although machines are designed to simplify our lives, it is often difficult to understand how to use them at first glance. Their use would be much simplified if they would explain us themselves how they are meant to be used. This is now possible using Augmented Reality with the “Augmented Things” concept. Thanks to a dedicated object recognition and tracking algorithm, any object can deliver instantaneously and on demand its instructions manual to the user. To this aim, the user needs only one single application on a tablet or a smartphone and can scan virtually any object to access meta-information in an AR viewer. This tool is easily scalable to many new objects and is an extremely intuitive and natural way of seeking additional information.


We are looking forward to welcoming you at CeBIT 2017!

Two papers accepted at WACV 2017

Two papers have been accepted at IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer VisionWACV 2017

Accurate 3D Reconstruction of Dynamic Scenes from Monocular Image Sequences with Severe Occlusions
Vladislav Golyanik, Torben Fetzer, Didier Stricker

Dense Batch Non-Rigid Structure from Motion in a Second
Vladislav Golyanik, Didier Stricker

The papers will be shortly available on our web page.

The WACV is one of the most renowned conferences covering all areas of Computer Vision. It will be held March 27-30, 2017 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa, CA, USA.

The program schedule is available at http://pamitc.org/wacv2017/program-schedule/.


Two papers accepted at ISMAR 2016

Our research group got two papers accepted at 15th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2016:

Learning to Fuse: A Deep Learning Approach to Visual-Inertial Camera Pose Estimation
Jason Raphael Rambach, Aditya Tewari, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker

Augmented Reality 3D Discrepancy Check in Industrial Applications
Oliver Wasenmüller, Marcel Meyer, Didier Stricker

The IEEE ISMAR is the leading international academic conference in the fields of Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. The symposium is organized and supported by the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE VGTC. The 15th ISMAR will be held from 19 – 23 of September in Merida, Mexico.

Paper accepted at BMVC 2016

A paper titled NRSfM-Flow: Recovering Non-Rigid Scene Flow from Monocular Image Sequences  by Vladislav Golyanik, Aman Shankar Mathur, Didier Stricker got accepted at British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2016.

The British Machine Vision Conference is one of the major international conferences on computer vision and related areas. It is organised by the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA). The 27th BMVC will be held at the University of York, 19th-22nd September 2016.

EASY IMP – Promotional Video
We proudly congratulate the start-up teams of ioxp and 3Digify!

Our former colleagues took the 1st  (ioxp) and 3rd  (3Digify) place in the 4th Südwest-Pitch organized by Startup Westpfalz and SAR.FACTORY.

For more details visit Südwest-Pitch.


Papers accepted at CVPR 2016 and ICIP 2016

We are happy to announce that two papers of our research group were accepted for presentation in different conferences.

Paper #1: Gravitational Approach for Point Set Registration by  Vladislav Golyanik, Sk Aziz Ali, Didier Stricker at CVPR 2016 from June26th – July 1st in Las Vegas.

CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

Paper #2: Joint Pre-Alignment and Robust Rigid Point Set Registration by Vladislav Golyanik, Bertram Taetz, Didier Stricker  at ICIP 2016 from September 25th -28th in Phoenix.

ICIP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on image and video processing and computer vision. The conference will feature world-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits, and a vision technology showcase.

AlterEgo is demonstrating how to use avatars and robots to help treat social disorders

Our avatar reconstruction pipeline is currently being tested and helping to develop new therapies for schizophrenic, autism and other social phobias.

The European Community Research and Development Information Service has a news piece on AlterEgo:



Best Paper Award at WACV 2016

Best Paper Award at WACV 2016

For their paper “Occlusion-Aware Video Registration for Highly Non-Rigid Objects”, Bertram Taetz, Gabriele Bleser, Vladislav Golyanik, and Didier Stricker have won the Best Paper Award at the Winter Conference on the Applications of Computer Vision – WACV 2016 on March 9, 2016 in Lake Placid, USA. Congratulations to the authors of the paper!