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Paper accepted to ECCV 2024

We are very happy that our paper “CLEO: Continual Learning of Evolving Ontologies” has been accepted to the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV). A preprint of our work can be found here. The paper is a joint work with ZF Friedrichshafen AG and describes some results of our collaboration.

Paper published in the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)

We are proud to announce that our paper “RMS-FlowNet++: Efficient and Robust Multi-scale Scene Flow Estimation for Large-Scale Point Clouds” by Ramy Battrawy, René Schuster, and Didier Stricker has been published in the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV). The online version of the paper can be found here a preprint is available here. The paper extends our previous work on efficient scene flow estimation in dense point clouds that has been published at ICRA 2022.

3rd place in Scan-to-BIM challenge (CV4_AEC Workshop, CVPR 2024) for HumanTech project team

The team of the EU Horizon Project HumanTech , consisting of Mahdi Chamseddine and Dr. Jason Rambach from DFKI Augmented Vision as well as Fabian Kaufmann from RPTU Kaiserslautern – department of Civil Engineering, received the 3rd place prize in the Scan-to-BIM challenge of the (Computer Vision in the Built Environment) CV4_AEC Workshop of the CVPR 2024 conference.

On the 18.6, the team presented their solution and results as part of the workshop program. Scan-to-BIM solutions are of great importance for the construction community as they automate the generation of as-built models of buildings from 3D scans, and can be used for quality monitoring, robotic task planning and XR visualization, among other applications.

HumanTech project:

CV4AEC Workshop page:                                                     

Contact: Dr. Jason Rambach  , Mahdi Chamseddine

René Schuster receives an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the organizing committee of the SAIAD workshop

The 6th workshop on Safe Artificial Intelligence for All Domains was held this year in conjunction with CVPR in Seattle. René Schuster is a permanent member of the program committee since 2020.

FG2024: 2 papers accepted

We are excited to share that the Augmented Vision group got two papers accepted at the IEEE conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2024), the premier international forum for research in image and video-based face, gesture, and body movement recognition. FG 2024 took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from the 27th to 31st of May. 


The accepted papers are: 

  1. SynthSL: Expressive Humans for Sign Language Image Synthesis 

Jilliam Maria Diaz Barros, Chen-Yu Wang, Jameel Malik, Abdalla Elsayed Abdou Elsayed Mohamed Arafa, Didier Stricker 

  1. In-Domain Inversion for Improved 3D Face Alignment on Asymmetrical Expressions 

Jilliam Maria Diaz Barros, Jason Raphael Rambach, Pramod Murthy, Didier Stricker 

Contact: Jilliam Diaz Barros, Dr. Jason Rambach 

dAIEDGE co-organized AI-TREATS, the 4th IEEE Workshop On AI Hardware: Test, Reliability And Security in The Hague, Netherlands

The 4th IEEE Workshop On AI Hardware: Test, Reliability And Security (AI-TREATS) held on May 23th and 24th 2024 was a great success!

The event, co-located with the 29th IEEE European Test Symposium, explored the recent advances in edge AI under the aspects of security, trust and testing. The workshop gathered many researchers with 15 presented papers, and a keynote by Prof. Yanjing Li (University of Chicago, USA).

On the opening day, Alain Pagani participated to a Panel Discussion about Networks of Excellence on Edge AI in Europe. Together with Mateo Sonza Reorda (Politecnico di Torino Italy, FAIR project) and Ovidiu Vermesan (SINTEF, Norway, EdgeAI project), he could present dAIEDGE  and the main aspects of the Network of Excellence on Edge AI.

The workshop chaired by Annachiara Ruospo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) and Haralampos Stratigopoulos (Sorbonne Universtié, France) was co-sponsored and co-organised by FAIR, dAIEDGE and EdgeAI

Many thanks to the all participants!

2nd Workshop on AI and Robotics in Construction at ERF 2024

Dr. Jason Rambach, coordinator of the EU Horizon Project HumanTech , organized the 2nd workshop on “AI and Robotics in Construction” at the European Robotics Forum 2024 in Rimini, Italy (13.3-15.3) in cooperation with the construction Robotics projects Beeyonders and RobetArme and the Tech4Construction cluster.

The workshop included presentations on the current state of the 3 organizing projects (HumanTech, Beeyonders and RobetArme) from their coordinators, followed by technical presentations from project partners (KU Leuven, SINTEF, ITAINNOVA) on topics such as robotic vision and navigation and human-robot interaction for construction, and closing with a user evaluation insights presentation by the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAUA). The presentations were followed by a very interesting round table discussion on the challenges of robotic projects in construction.

Workshop schedule:

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Contact: Dr. Jason Rambach

6 papers accepted at the CVPR conference in department Augmented Vision!

We are proud to announce that the researchers of the department Augmented Vision will present 6 papers at the upcoming CVPR conference taking place Mon Jun 17th through Fri Jun 21st, 2024 at the Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, USA.

The CVPR conference is the premier international conference in computer vision and pattern recognition.

The 6 papers are:

MiKASA: Multi-Key-Anchor Scene-Aware Transformer for 3D Visual Grounding
Chun-Peng Chang, Shaoxiang Wang, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker

HiPose: Hierarchical Binary Surface Encoding and Correspondence Pruning for RGB-D 6DoF Object Pose Estimation
Yongliang Lin, Yongzhi Su, Praveen Nathan, Sandeep Inuganti, Yan Di, Martin Sundermeyer, Fabian Manhardt, Didier Stricker, Jason Rambach, Yu Zhang

SG-PGM: Partial Graph Matching Network with Semantic Geometric Fusion for 3D Scene Graph Alignment and Its Downstream Tasks
Yaxu Xie, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker

Sparse Semi-Detr: Sparse Learnable Queries for Semi-Supervised Object Detection
Tahira Shehzadi, Khurram Azeem Hashmi, Didier Stricker, Muhammad Zeshan Afzal

CAD-SIGNet: CAD Language Inference from Point Clouds using Layer-wise Sketch Instance Guided Attention
Mohammad Sadil Khan, Elona Dupont, Sk Aziz Ali, Kseniya Cherenkova, Anis Kacem, Djamila Aouada

EventEgo3D: 3D Human Motion Capture from Egocentric Event Streams
Christen Millerdurai, Hiroyasu Akada, Jian Wang, Diogo Luvizon, Christian Theobalt, Vladislav Golyanik

Congratulations to the authors for this great achievement!

Best Industrial Paper Award at ICPRAM 2024

DFKI Augmented Vision researcher Mahdi Chamseddine received the Best Industrial Paper award at International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM) 2024 for the paper:

CaRaCTO: Robust Camera-Radar Extrinsic Calibration with Triple Constraint Optimization. Mahdi Chamseddine, Jason Rambach, Didier Stricker, ICPRAM 2024

The paper introduces a simplified and improved extrinisic calibration approach for camera-radar systems without the need for external sensing and with additional optimization constraints for added robustness.

DFKI Augmented Vision presented 3 other papers at ICPRAM 2024.

Contact: Mahdi Chamseddine, Dr. Jason Rambach

HumanTech Mid-Term Review Meeting: Bringing AI to the construction industry

The HumanTech project, coordinated by DFKI Augmented Vision – Dr. Jason Rambach, has reached an important milestone: A highly successfully Mid-Term Review Meeting!

From 22 to 24 January 2024, representatives from the 21 partner organisations that comprise the consortium gathered in Zurich, Switzerland (hosted by the partner Implenia) to comprehensively review its midterm progress since starting in June 2022. The process has helped the consortium to align priorities to further its mission — to achieve breakthroughs in cutting-edge technologies, contributing to a safer, more efficient and digitized European construction industry. The review meeting consisted of a construction site visit, presentations of the project progress for all work packages and an exciting demo event with live HumanTech technologies.

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Contact: Dr. Jason Rambach