On February 5th and 6th the AV research department will be hosting the Kick-off meeting of the new European FP7 project AlterEgo. What is the project about?


Social pathologies, including schizophrenia, autism and social phobia, are mainly characterized by difficulties in interaction with others. This causes much suffering both for the patients and those that surround them.

The AlterEgo European project aims to develop and test, in a three years term, an innovative rehabilitation method to improve such relational deficits, using humanoid robotics and virtual reality. More information about AlterEgo and the role of the AV research department in the project will be available soon here.

Augmented Vision @ ISMAR 2012 | Learning Task Structure from Video Examples for Workflow Tracking and Authoring


With the publication of “Learning Task Structure from Video Examples for Workflow Tracking and Authoring” researchers from the department Augmented Vision present their newest results on “AR manual technology”. More… (link not available anymore)

PAMAP @ AAL Forum 2012, 24-27th September, Eindhoven
Best Paper Award for AV Researchers

For their paper “Morphing billboards for accurate reproduction of shape and shading of articulated objects with an application to real-time hand tracking”, Nils Petersen and Didier Stricker have won the Best Paper Award at the Conference on Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications – CompIMAGE 2012 in September in Rome, Italy.  Read Paper


The upcoming issue of the Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI) will publish the article “Algorithms for 3D Shape Scanning with a Depth Camera”, by Yan Cui and Didier Stricker.

Participate in our IROS 2012 workshop “Cognitive Assistive Systems: Closing the Action-Perception Loop”

In cooperation with members from the University of Bristol, the University of Leeds, the Centre for Computer Graphics in Portugal, and the KTH in Sweden, DFKI will co-organise the IROS 2012 workshop “Cognitive Assistive Systems: Closing the Action-Perception Loop“. The workshop is organised as an activity for the European project COGNITO, to discuss the state-of-the-art methods in assistive systems, and as a platform to show the project’s outcomes.

We warmly invite you to participate and submit your ongoing work until July 13, 2012!

Show How It’s Done – New Methods for Augmented Reality Manuals @ CeBIT 2012


The Augmented Vision department will present their results towards Augmented Reality manuals at this year’s CeBIT taking place in Hannover from March 6th to 10th.

PB_AV_AR-Handbuch_20120301-EN.pdf1.37 MB

You can find our demonstrator at the DFKI booth F42, Hall 26 (CeBIT lab)

CeBIT 2012

Odysseus Studio First Public Release

Studio is a standalone 3D visualizer and editor created in house based on Odysseus Framework.
On top of visualization and editing of your 3D models Studio allows for real time materials tweaking and provides open access to the rendering pipeline to the final user by using cgfx. It supports multiple render targets and it is possible to create a pipeline of scene effects.

To download Studio and to find out more about Studio please check http://av.dfki.de/odysseus-studio.

OrcaM results presented at Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern

Latest impressive results of the project OrcaM have been presented to the interested public on Sunday, November 27th at the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern in the context of the event series Kunst(früh)stück. Due to the huge success and interest of the visitors, the head of the department Augmented Vision, Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker and Dr. Gerd Reis will present the method and results of digitization and 3D reconstuction of two objects d’art again on Sunday, December 04th.

Read also the german press release on the event.

Reha-Training zu Hause: „Übungen können effektiver und unabhängig durchgeführt werden“

In einem Interview mit rehacare.de spricht Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker über Pamap System.

Ganzen Artikel lesen auf www.rehacare.de (link not available anymore)