The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Augmented Vision


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker
Affiliation: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Monday, March 22, 2010
Time: 18:00-19:00 EET
Host: Yiorgos Chrysanthou (yiorgos AT

It is has long been understood that automated systems aiming to assist or interact with human activity need to have a degree of understanding of human behaviour in order to be effective. Actions and responses need to align with our expectations and information needs to be presented in a manner which reflects our own perceptions. What is less well understood is how that understanding of behaviour is to be obtained. In this talk we will present the very first work of the department "augmented vision" of DFKI. The focus lies on capturing technologies and includes head-, hand-, arm- tracking, object identification and scene reconstruction. The goal is to build a precise digital representation of a real and dynamic scene, including humans executing given tasks and interacting with the surrounding. The technologies involve visual-inertial sensor units, inertial on-body sensors, fisheye as well as high-resolution spherical HDR-images. Current results will be presented and discussed in relations with achieved quality and required computing resources.

Short Bio:
Didier Stricker is member of the Management Board of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) in Kaiserslautern where he leads the new research department "Augmented Vision". He is appointed as Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Kaiserslautern. From 2002 to June 2008 Didier Stricker lead the department "Virtual and Augmented Reality" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Fraunhofer IGD) in Darmstadt, Germany. More information:

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