VIZTA Project Time-of-Flight Camera Datasets Released

As part of the research activities of DFKI Augmented Vision in the VIZTA project (, two publicly available datasets have been released and are available for download. TIMo dataset is a building indoor monitoring dataset for person detection, person counting, and anomaly detection. TICaM dataset is an automotive in-cabin monitoring dataset with a wide field of view for person detection and segmentation and activity recognition. Real and synthetic images are provided allowing for benchmarking of transfer learning algorithms as well. Both datasets are available here The publication describing the datasets in detail are available as preprints.




Contacts: Dr. Jason Rambach, Dr. Bruno Mirbach

Three papers accepted at ISMAR 2021

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We are happy to announce that three papers from our department have been accepted at the ISMAR 2021 conference.

ISMAR, the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, is the leading international academic conference in the field of Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. The symposium will be held as a hybrid conference from October 4th to 8th, 2021, with its main location in the city of Bari, Italy.

The accepted papers of our department are the following:

Visual SLAM with Graph-Cut Optimized Multi-Plane Reconstruction
Fangwen Shu, Yaxu Xie, Jason Raphael Rambach, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker

Comparing Head and AR Glasses Pose Estimation
Ahmet Firintepe, Oussema Dhaouadi, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker

A Study of Human-Machine Teaming For Single Pilot Operation with Augmented Reality
Nareg Minaskan Karabid, Alain Pagani, Charles-Alban Dormoy, Jean-Marc Andre, Didier Stricker

We congratulate all authors for their publication!

Contact: Dr. Alain Pagani

XR for nature and environment survey

On July 29th, 2021, Dr. Jason Rambach presented the survey paper “A Survey on Applications of Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality for Nature and Environment” at the 23rd Human Computer Interaction Conference HCI International. The article is the result of a collaboration between DFKI, the Worms University of Applied Sciences and the University of Kaiserslautern.

Abstract: Augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) are technologies of great potential due to the engaging and enriching experiences they are capable of providing. However, the possibilities that AR/VR/MR offer in the area of environmental applications are not yet widely explored. In this paper, we present the outcome of a survey meant to discover and classify existing AR/VR/MR applications that can benefit the environment or increase awareness on environmental issues. We performed an exhaustive search over several online publication access platforms and past proceedings of major conferences in the fields of AR/VR/MR. Identified relevant papers were filtered based on novelty, technical soundness, impact and topic relevance, and classified into different categories. Referring to the selected papers, we discuss how the applications of each category are contributing to environmental protection and awareness. We further analyze these approaches as well as possible future directions in the scope of existing and upcoming AR/VR/MR enabling technologies.

Authors: Jason Rambach, Gergana Lilligreen, Alexander Schäfer, Ramya Bankanal, Alexander Wiebel, Didier Stricker