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Research Projects

Light Field Capturing

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In our multimedia lab we are maintaining a large movable multi-camera array for room-scale light field capturing, featuring commodity color cameras and Time-of-Flight cameras for depth acquisition.
The capturing system currently consists of 24 IDS uEye RGB cameras and 2 Kinect v2 RGB-D cameras assembled on a beam to span a horizontal range of approx. 2.5 meters. The beam can be moved by two linear axes within a horizontal range of 25 cm and 2 meters within the vertical direction, using two isel iMC-S8 microstep controllers with very precise positioning. Image capturing with the uEye cameras is synchronized by an external hardware trigger.
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Deformation Tracking

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The deformation tracking project has its focus on the reconstruction of flexible objects from depth and color videos. The Analysis by Synthesis (AbS) method developed in this project is able to meet the different requirements of various applications by its modular approach.
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Indoor Mapping

Today there are no simple and cost-effective systems available to map interiors. The purpose of the research is the development of a low-cost solution for automatic mapping of empty or slightly furnished interiors.
3d reconstruction of a slightly furnished room
3d reconstruction of a slightly furnished room
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IRFO

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This project aims at the automated handling of flexible goods using robots. For this purpose Time-of-Flight depth cameras are used to capture the object deformation and use this as input to the robot which handles the flexible goods.
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Bubble Detection

Bubble Detection
In this research area methods for the evaluation of shape and motion of bubbles from
underwater gas seeps are explored.
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3D Bild

3D Bild
The goal of this project is to manufacture large-scale premium class 3D pictures that can be viewed without visual aids, like e. g. polarized eyeglasses. Therefore it is necessary to establish and refine the individual production steps that are needed for industrial production.
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Seafloor Reconstruction

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3D Reconstruction of black smokers based on images captured using the ROV Kiel 6000
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Archaeology

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A joint effort together with Kiels's archaeology department to reconstruct and document the progress of excavations
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MoSeS (Modular Sensor Software)

MoSeS - a modular software system for sensor-controlled information processing - was developed as a part of the initiative Kompetenzverbund Software Systems Engineering (KoSSE).
The ambition of this research project was the development of software building blocks for versatile computer vision applications such as visual tracking of a mobile robot, 3d reconstruction from video or RGB-D data, surveillance, or augmented reality, supporting a diversity of host platforms, operating systems, and devices (e.g. cameras, laser rangefinders, inertial sensors). Furthermore, a GUI for creation, execution and data flow control of applications build from these modules was implemented and evaluated in industrial projects, e.g. with the pipe inspection systems manufacturer IBAK.
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Screenshots from the Module Graph Editor application
MoSeS Application
Screenshots from the Module Graph Execution application
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Older Research Projects

3D4YOU - Content Generation and Delivery for 3D Television
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The 3D4YOU project is a European research project to develop and establish standards for 3D Television in a wide range of aspects. Combining the expertise of different teams from across Europe, the goal of the project is to build a 3D Television production chain from content generation to end-consumer delivery.
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ARBinocular
The aim of this project is the development of an Augmented Reality binocular system. The binocular overlays the visible image with information e.g. from sea charts to improve the nautical navigation.
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Research Project: 3DPoseMap

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3D-Pose Estimation and Mapping with PMD (Photonic Mixing Device) Camera

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Research Project: Artesas

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Augmented Reality Technologies for Industrial Service Applications


The goal of this BMBF-funded project was to build a mobile Augmented Reality solution for complex service applications.

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Research Project: Matris

Markerless Real-Time Tracking for Augmented Reality Image Synthesis

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There are many applications in which it is necessary to overlay a computer-generated object onto a real scene in real-time, requiring accurate measurement of the position of the camera or headset. Existing methods require bulky hardware, severely limiting their usability. The objective of this project was to develop and implement a system for determining the position, orientation, and focal length of a camera in real-time, by analysis of the camera images and exploitation of unobtrusive inertial motion sensors. This enables the system as a whole to determine its location and orientation in a very natural way.


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Research Project: IBAK Sewer Pipe Inspection

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The goal of this research project was automatic reconstruction of the surface geometry of sewer pipes from camera images using image processing techniques in order to detect damages. The images were captured by a fisheye-lens camera mounted on a mobile robot while driving through the pipe.

This project was partly funded by Innovationsstiftung Schleswig-Holstein and took place in cooperation with IBAK Helmut Hunger GmbH & Co. KG.

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Research Project: IBAK Sewer Shaft Profile Measuring

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This follow-up project with IBAK was aimed at the robust measuring of sewer shaft profiles from images acquired by a fisheye-lens camera hanging into the shaft. From measurements of single profiles at different height, a full textured 3d reconstruction of the sewer shaft could be created which is helpful for off-site inspection of the shaft.


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Research Project: Helicopter Camera

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The goal of this research project was to develop a model helicopter with a mounted camera that automatically centers a defined object in the center of the camera view.


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Research Project: INVENT

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INVENT (german abbr. for "Intelligent Traffic and User-Friendly Technology") is a BMBF-funded project with goals in different areas like e.g. traffic safety or traffic management. We worked in close cooporation with the Daimler-Chryser AG on the subproject FUE (german abbr. for "Detection and Interpretation of the Driving Environment"). Our part in this subproject was the development of an intersection assistant for potentially dangerous inner city crossings.


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Research Project: ORIGAMI

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ORIGAMI is an EU-funded IST project with the goal of developing advanced tools and new production techniques for high-quality mixing of real and virtual content for film and TV productions. In particular, the project focused on pre-production tools for set extension through image-based 3D modeling of environments and objects.

We focused on solutions for the creation of 3D background models - in particular from uncalibrated cameras, depth estimation and geometrical 3D modeling and novel image based photorealistic rendering following a plenoptic rendering approach.

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Research Project: 3D Reconstruction from Images
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This research project aimed at automatic 3D reconstruction from images of a moving camera via a Structure from Motion approach. The project was presented on CeBIT 2003.

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Multimedia Laboratory
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See here for more details about the equipment of our multimedia laboratory (German pages).


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