Two papers accepted at the WSCG 2014 conference

Recently two publications resulting from research work within the Augmented Vision Group were accepted at the WSCG 2014 conference ( Both publications address image-based 3D reconstruction relying on perspective respectively spherical images.

Oliver Wasenmüller, Bernd Krolla, Francesco Michielin, Didier Stricker
Correspondence Chaining for Enhanced Dense 3D Reconstruction
The paper proposes and evaluates a new algorithm to fuse existing dense two-view 3D reconstruction algorithms to a multi-view reconstruction, where each 3D point is estimated from multiple images. This leads to an enhanced precision and reduced redundancy of the reconstructed model.

Bernd Krolla, Christiano Couto Gava, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker
Consistent Pose Uncertainty Estimation for Spherical Cameras
The paper discusses and evaluates the reliability of first order uncertainty propagation results in context of spherical Structure from Motion, concluding that they are not valid without restrictions, but depend on the choice of the objective function.

The “International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision” (WSCG) takes place for the 22nd time and will be held from June 2nd to June 5th in Pilzen (Czech Republic).

Nils Petersen will give a talk on “Augmented Reality in Service & Support”


Think Outside the Box:
Nils Petersen will give a talk on „Augmented Reality in Service & Support” at Service Desk World 2014
When: 6th May 2014, 13:10 – 13:30
Where: InterContinental Düsseldorf, Königsallee 59, 40215 – Düsseldorf

Talk about superhumans at the XXI Future Trends Forum


Save the date: Professor Stricker has been invited by the Fundación Innovación Bankinter to give a talk about SuperHumans at the XXI Future Trends Forum (link not available anymore) on April 29th in Madrid.

CeBIT 2014 impressions

Alexander Schweitzer – Minister für Soziales, Arbeit, Gesundheit und Demografie des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz lässt sich am DFKI-Stand das Exponat „TrackMe meets GeoVisualizer” erklären

Augmented Vision@CeBIT 2014


FastMRO – If you are visiting CeBIT 2014 and are interested in the latest results on Augmented Vision for the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul of Agricultural Machines, visit us at Hall 9, Booth D44. Our colleagues are happy to show you how helpful AV can be.

If you cannot make it, check it out here.

If you are interested in Wearable Computing and Human Analytics, visit us at Hall 9, Booth F43 and experience our latest results from the European research project EASY-IMP.

Don’t miss it!

Human analytics – TrackMe meets Geovisualizer

In the context of DFKI’s SmartCity Living Lab opening on February, 5th, 2014 in Kaiserslautern, the department Augmented Vision presented results from the EU project EASY-IMP. The researchers have chosen the general title “Human Analytics – TrackMe meets GeoVisualizer” to showcase a mobile sensing Android app called TrackMe and the visualization toolkit GeoVisualizer. The TrackMe app collects, analyzes and stores a variety of sensor data. Furthermore, the smart phone app is able to broadcast the collected data to a standardized web service, e.g. for real time monitoring.

Google Research Award for new 3D scanning methods

The research group Augmented Vision receives the Google Research Award for development new 3D Scanning methods.

See press release in German: Link

Sony EuTec cooperates with Augmented Vision Group

Sonys European Technology Center (EuTEC), located in Stuttgart (Germany) initiated a collaboration with the Augmented Vision Group in April 2012.
Within the cooperation, the work of PhD- and Masterstudents is funded to research new 3D reconstruction technologies.
Sony EuTECs bi-annual PhD-Roundtable furthermore allows for interdisciplinar discussion of PhD-students from different research areas, preparing the ground for new innovations.

Link: Sony EuTec

Smart Traffic Analysis for Smart Cities

Researchers from the Augmented Vision group at DFKI have developed a novel approach for automatic video-based traffic analysis.
First, entry and exit zones of complex crossroads or roundabouts are defined interactively.Then, each car is tracked individually by computing the trajectory based solely on the video content.
This provides unique data for traffic analysis and in particularfor supporting simulations for improved traffic solutions.

Feel free to check out the demonstration videos on our YouTube channel: Traffic Analysis

Paper on photo-realistic scanning at the Digital Heritage Conference 2013


In this paper we present a one-button photo-realistic scanning system which provides a realistic 3D (usable!) representation of a given object. The paper will be presented at the Digital Heritage Conference from the 28th October – 1st November 2013 in Marseille, France. Feel free to check out the demonstration videos on our YouTube channel: