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.

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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

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 spricht Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker über Pamap System.

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Augmented Vision goes to Medienwoche@IFA 2011

Dr. Frank Michel from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) gives a talk on the subject of “Continuous Natural User Interfaces: Interaction with New Media” at the “Internationale Funkausstellung” (IFA) in Berlin.

The presentation is being held Today, Tuesday, 6th of September 2011, between 14.00 and 15.30 under the slogan “Fresh Ideas, Future Technologies, Art and Design” in the context of the new “Digital Think Tank”, a panel, where experts from science, design and marketing presents their visions and products for tomorrow’s media landscape.

Frank Michel will sketch current tools and trends for interaction and interfaces, e.g. the interaction with natural intuitive gestures iPad. Furthermore he will characterize current research findings and methods and illustrate the visions of DFKI based on prototypical systems.”

VIDP – The Visually Impaired Digital Platform
On May 5th the official Kick-Off Meeting of the EUREKA Eurostars Project VIDP took place at the SightCity exhibition located in Frankfurt (Main), the largest international fair in Germany for Low Vision Aids. Delegates from all European partners participated in the meeting. Throughout the three year project a digital viewing aid for visually impaired people will be developed and thoroughly evaluated. The main benefit of the device is the significantly enhanced flexibility compared to traditional solutions like goggles and lenses, digital magnifiers and contrast enhancers. This flexibility enables the implementation of a personalized viewing aid even for pathologies like Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cataract or Glaucoma. At the DFKI the runtime system as well as the image processing related aspects of the device will be developed.

Brazilian research delegation visiting DFKI

Kaiserslautern – From 2011 May 11th to 17th a research delegation from the Instituto Stela – Florianópolis, Brazil is going to visit DFKI in Kaiserslautern. The visit is part of collaborative activities in the context of the German-Brazilian Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2010/2011. Under the topic “sustainable: innovative” the researchers from Stela and DFKI investigate challenging problems in different areas. The workshop provides opportunity to establish new ties with people from industry, research and university. Following the workshop in Brazil the current one is used for the detailed specifications and requirements analysis of already indentified common projects.