ARVIDA is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) with actually 23 partners from research and industry.
The main goal of the project is the creation of a service oriented reference architecture for virtual technologies (VT). The service orientation and the usage or rather adaption of available internet and VT-standards ensure interoperability between different modules and VT applications. A broad cross-company evaluation of the reference architecture in selected industrial scenarios guarantees that the results can be used as a future standard.
The department Augmented Vision at DFKI deals in this project with a 3D discrepancy check for virtual product verification. Thereby a real object is captured in real-time with a ToF RGB-D camera and compared to a CAD reference model of the object. Though algorithms for high precision reconstruction of objects with small or medium size using depth cameras are investigated and developed. The results of the project were summarized and published in the following paper: 3D discrepancy check