Publication on a Generic Approach to Inertial Tracking of Arbitrary Kinematic Chains at BodyNet 2013

Motion sensors are becoming incredibly cheap and are already fully integrated. Chaining them allows fully new applications in the area of body and tools tracking.

For a full copy of the work, please contact Markus Miezal.

A generic approach to inertial tracking of arbitrary kinematic chains
Successful final review of the EU project SUDPLAN

Brussels, 26th February 2013. Today, the European project SUDPLAN has been reviewed successfully. During the final meeting in Brussels the reviewers of the European Commission emphasized again the importance of the achieved results and appreciated the developed SUDPLAN application.

The department Augmented Vision was responsible for the development of an advanced visualization part. Using a virtual globe the visualization component allows the user to relate any kind of spatial data directly to the underlying terrain model. Moreover, the visualization component provides different viewing modes, e.g. for large screens, stereoscopic displays, to enable the user to utilize such hardware and to immerse into the data. The results of the advanced visualization component can be found here here.

SUDPLAN is an EU FP7 project under the Information Communication Technology programme. The project focused on the development of a web-based planning, prediction and training tool to support decisions in long term urban planning. This helps to assure population´s health, comfort, safety and life quality as well as sustainability of investments in utilities and infrastructures within a changing climate.

The overall project results of SUDPLAN and many videos can be found here.

Augmented Vision @ CeBIT 2013 – March 5th to 09th: Come and see!

DFKI Booth F 50: The first VISTRA interaction prototype -Natural Interaction for Virtual Assembly Training

BMBF Booth E50: The Intelligent Augmented Reality Manual
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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