ProjectUbitrack

Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

Ubiquitous Tracking (Ubitrack)

Ubiquitous Tracking (Ubitrack)

In academic collaboration with:
TU Graz Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

Scientific Director: Gudrun Klinker

Contact Person(s): Daniel Pustka

In industrial collaboration with:
BMW
EADS

Keywords: Ubiquitous Tracking

Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) applications are highly dependent from accurate and precise tracking data. Since current tracking technologies do not always provide such information everywhere in real-time application developer must combine certain trackers together to minimize the disadvantage of one tracker by another. These sensor networks can then be used to deliver positional relation information of objects to the application which then can be evaluated. Currently most AR application bring along their own customized solution of this problem. However these solutions are hardly reusable in other systems. This inhibits the development of large-scale sensor networks because there are no standard interfaces between these technologies. By introducing the Ubitrack framework it is possible to form ubiquitous tracking environments which may consist of several sensor networks.

Publications

2015
U. Eck, F. Pankratz, C. Sandor, G. Klinker, H. Laga
Precise Haptic Device Co-Location for Visuo-Haptic Augmented Reality
IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1427-1441, Dec 2015 (bib)
G. Klinker
Augmented Reality and Industry (original title: Ubiquitous Augmented Reality)
Keynote speech. The 14th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2015), Fukuoka, Japan, Sep. 29, 2015. (bib)
2014
M. Huber, M. Schlegel, G. Klinker
Application of Time-Delay Estimation to Mixed Reality Multisensor Tracking
Journal on Virtual Reality and Broadcasting (JVRB), Volume 11, 2014, online (22 pages), http://www.jvrb.org/past-issues/11.2014/3877 (bib)
C. Resch, P. Keitler, G. Klinker
Sticky Projections - A New Approach to Interactive Shader Lamp Tracking
The 13th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2014), Munich, Germany, Sep. 10 - 12, 2014, pp. 151-156. (bib)
U. Eck, F. Pankratz, C. Sandor, G. Klinker, H. Laga
Comprehensive Workspace Calibration for Visuo-Haptic Augmented Reality
The 13th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2014), Munich, Germany, Sep. 10 - 12, 2014, pp. 123-128. (bib)
2013
C. Waechter, D. Pustka, G. Klinker
Real-Time Monocular People Tracking by Sequential Monte-Carlo Filtering
6th International ACM Conference on Computer Vision / Computer Graphics Collaboration Techniques and Applications (MIRAGE), Berlin, Germany, i4, June 2013 (bib)
2012
J.-M. Normand, M. Sanchez-Vives, C. Waechter, E. Giannopoulos, B. Grosswindhager, B. Spanlang, C. Guger, G. Klinker, M. Srinivasan, M. Slater
Beaming into the Rat World: Enabling Real-Time Interaction between Rat and Human Each at Their Own Scale
PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, Oct. 2012, Volume 7, Issue 10, e48331 (bib)
M. Huber, M. Schlegel, G. Klinker
Temporal Calibration in Multisensor Tracking Setups
9. Workshop der GI-Fachgruppe Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität (VR-AR 2012), Düsseldorf, Germany, Sept. 2012, pp. 201-212. (bib)
2011
M. Schlegel
Zeitkalibrierung für Augmented Reality Anwendungen
Dissertation (PhD thesis), Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, December 2011 (online version) (bib)
M. Huber
Parasitic Tracking for Ubiquitous Augmented Reality
Dissertation (PhD thesis), Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, November 2011 (online version) (bib)
D. Pustka, M. Huber, C. Waechter, F. Echtler, P. Keitler, J. Newman, D. Schmalstieg, G. Klinker
Automatic Configuration of Pervasive Sensor Networks for Augmented Reality
IEEE Pervasive Computing, Volume 10, Number 3, July-Sept. 2011, pp. 68-79. (bib)
P. Keitler
Management of Tracking and Tracking Accuracy in Industrial Augmented Reality Environments
Dissertation (PhD thesis), Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, April 2011 (online version) (bib)
2010
C. Waechter, E. Artinger, M. Duschl, G. Klinker
Creating Passion for Augmented Reality Applications - a Teaching Concept for a Lab Course
6th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Nov. 29th - Dec. 01st, 2010, pp. 429-438. (bib)
P. Keitler, D. Pustka, M. Huber, F. Echtler, G. Klinker
Management of Tracking for Mixed and Augmented Reality Systems
The Engineering of Mixed Reality Systems, E. Dubois, P. Gray, L. Nigay (eds.), Human-Computer Interaction Series, Springer Verlag, 2010. (bib)
C. Waechter, M. Huber, P. Keitler, M. Schlegel, D. Pustka, G. Klinker
A Multi-Sensor Platform for Wide-area Tracking
9th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Seoul, Korea, Oct. 13-16, 2010, pp. 275-276. (bib)
L. Gruber, S. Gauglitz, J. Ventura, S. Zollmann, M. Huber, M. Schlegel, G. Klinker, D. Schmalstieg, T. Höllerer
The City of Sights: Design, Construction and Measurement of an Augmented Reality Stage Set
The Ninth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Seoul, Korea, Oct. 13 - 16, 2010, pp. 157-163. (bib)
D. Pustka, J. Willneff, O. Wenisch, P. Lükewille, K. Achatz, P. Keitler, G. Klinker
Determining the Point of Minimum Error for 3DOF Pose Uncertainty Representation
The Ninth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Seoul, Korea, Oct. 13 - 16, 2010, pp. 37-45. (bib)
P. Keitler, B. Becker, G. Klinker
Management of Tracking for Industrial AR Setups
The Ninth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Seoul, Korea, Oct. 13 - 16, 2010, pp. 73-82. (bib)
M. Huber, B. Becker, G. Klinker
Location aware computing using RFID infrastructure
Int. J. Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2010, pp. 23 - 38 (bib)
2009
R. Morales-Garcia, P. Keitler, P. Maier, G. Klinker
An Underwater Augmented Reality System for Commercial Diving Operations
OCEANS 2009 MTS/IEEE, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, November 2009. (bib)
P. Keitler, F. Pankratz, B. Schwerdtfeger, D. Pustka, , G. Klinker, C. Rauch, A. Chathoth, J. Collomosse , Y. Song
Mobile Augmented Reality based 3D Snapshots
Sechster Workshop Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität der GI-Fachgruppe VR/AR, Braunschweig, 18./19. November 2009 (bib)
C. Waechter, D. Pustka, G. Klinker
Vision based People Tracking for Ubiquitous Augmented Reality Applications
8th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Orlando, FL, USA, Oct. 19-22, 2009, pp. 221-222. (bib)
P. Keitler, F. Pankratz, B. Schwerdtfeger, D. Pustka, , G. Klinker, C. Rauch, A. Chathoth, J. Collomosse , Y. Song
Mobile Augmented Reality based 3D Snapshots
The 8th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Orlando, Florida, Oct. 19-22, 2009, pp. 199-200. (bib)
M. Huber, M. Schlegel, G. Klinker
Temporal Calibration in Multisensor Tracking Setups
8th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2009), Orlando, USA, October 2009, pp. 177-178 (bib)
2008
P. Keitler, M. Schlegel, G. Klinker
Indirect Tracking to Reduce Occlusion Problems
4th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, December 2008, pp. 224-235. (bib)
D. Pustka, G. Klinker
Dynamic Gyroscope Fusion in Ubiquitous Tracking Environments
The Seventh IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Cambridge, UK, Sep. 15 - 18, 2008, pp. 13-20. (bib)
B. Becker, M. Huber, G. Klinker
Utilizing RFIDs for Location Aware Computing
5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2008, Oslo, Norway, June 23-25, 2008, pp. 216-228. (bib)
D. Pustka, M. Huber, G. Klinker
Integrating Gyroscopes into Ubiquitous Tracking Environments
IEEE Virtual Reality, Reno, Nevada, Mar. 8-12, 2008, pp. 283-284. (bib)
F. Echtler, M. Huber, D. Pustka, P. Keitler, G. Klinker
Splitting the Scene Graph - Using Spatial Relationship Graphs Instead of Scene Graphs in Augmented Reality
3rd International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP '08), Funchal, Portugal, Jan. 22 - 25, 2008, pp.456-459. (bib)
2007
M. Huber, D. Pustka, P. Keitler, F. Echtler, G. Klinker
A System Architecture for Ubiquitous Tracking Environments
The Sixth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Nara, Japan, Nov. 13 - 16, 2007, pp. 211-214. (bib)
D. Pustka, P. Keitler, M. Huber, F. Echtler, G. Klinker
Ubiquitous Tracking for Quickly Solving Multi-Sensor Calibration and Tracking Problems
Demonstration at the Fourth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Nara, Japan, Nov. 14 - 16, 2007 (bib)
D. Pustka, M. Huber, F. Echtler, P. Keitler
UTQL: The Ubiquitous Tracking Query Language v1.0
Technical Report TUM-I0718, Oct. 11, 2007. (bib)
M. Bauer
Tracking Errors in Augmented Reality
Dissertation (PhD thesis), Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, September 2007 (online version) (bib)
J. Newman, A. Bornik, D. Pustka, F. Echtler, M. Huber, D. Schmalstieg, G. Klinker
Tracking for Distributed Mixed Reality Environments
IEEE VR 2007 Workshop on 'Trends and Issues in Tracking for Virtual Environments', Charlotte, NC, USA, Mar 11, 2007 (bib)
2006
H. Najafi
Fast 3D Object Detection and Pose Estimation for Augmented Reality Systems
Dissertation (PhD thesis), Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, December 2006 (online version) (bib)
D. Pustka, M. Huber, M. Bauer, G. Klinker
Spatial Relationship Patterns: Elements of Reusable Tracking and Calibration Systems
The Fifth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Oct. 22 - 25, 2006, pp. 88-97. (bib)
M. Bauer, M. Schlegel, D. Pustka, N. Navab, G. Klinker
Interactive Visualization of the Predicted Accuracy of Marker-Based Optical Tracking Systems
Demonstration at the Fifth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Oct. 22 - 25, 2006. (bib)
M. Bauer, M. Schlegel, D. Pustka, N. Navab, G. Klinker
Predicting and Estimating the Accuracy of n-occular Optical Tracking Systems
The Fifth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Oct. 22 - 25, 2006, pp. 43-51. (bib)
D. Pustka
Construction of Data Flow Networks for Tracking in Augmented Reality Applications
Dritter Workshop Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität der GI-Fachgruppe VR/AR, Koblenz, 25.-26. September 2006 (bib)
2005
M. Wagner
Tracking With Multiple Sensors
Dissertation (PhD thesis), Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Apr. 2005 (online version) (bib)
2004
M. Wagner, S. Hennauer, G. Klinker
Easing the Transition Between Multiple Trackers
International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2004, Arlington, VA, USA, Nov 2-4, 2004 (bib)
J. Newman, M. Wagner, M. Bauer, A. MacWilliams, T. Pintaric, D. Beyer, D. Pustka, F. Strasser, D. Schmalstieg, G. Klinker
Ubiquitous Tracking for Augmented Reality
International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2004, Arlington, VA, USA, Nov 2-4, 2004, pp. 192-201. (bib)
M. Wagner
Distributed Tracking with Multiple Sensors for Augmented Reality
1. Workshop "Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität", TU Chemnitz, 27. - 28. September 2004 (bib)
D. Pustka
Handling Error in Ubiquitous Tracking Setups
Master Thesis - Technische Universitaet Muenchen (bib)
G. Klinker, M. Wagner
2nd Joint Advanced Summer School 2004, Course 3: Ubiquitous Tracking for Augmented Reality
Technischer Bericht der TU München, TUM-I0417, June 2004 (bib)
M. Wagner, A. MacWilliams, M. Bauer, G. Klinker, J. Newman, T. Pintaric, D. Schmalstieg
Fundamentals of Ubiquitous Tracking
Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing, Hot Spots section, Vienna, Austria, Apr. 18--23 2004 (bib)
2003
J. Newman, M. Wagner, T. Pintaric, A. MacWilliams, M. Bauer, G. Klinker, D. Schmalstieg
Fundamentals of Ubiquitous Tracking for Augmented Reality
Technical Report TUM-I0323, Technische Universität München; Technical Report TR-188-2-2003-34, Vienna University of Technology (bib)
M. Wagner, G. Klinker
An Architecture for Distributed Spatial Configuration of Context Aware Applications
2nd International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Norrköping, Sweden, Dec. 11-12 2003 (bib)
2001
M. Wagner
DWARF - Design, Prototypical Implementation and Testing of a Real-Time Optical Feature Tracker
Diplomarbeit (bib)
2000
G. Klinker, T. Reicher, B. Bruegge
Distributed User Tracking Concepts for Augmented Reality Applications
International Symposium on Aumgented Reality (ISAR 2000), Munich, Germany, 2000, pp. 37-44. (bib)
1999
G. Klinker
Augmented Reality: A problem in need of many computer vision-based solutions
NATO Advanced Research Workshop at the 8. International Conference on the Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP-99), org. by A. Leonardis and R. Bajcsy. Ljubljana Slowenia, Aug. 29-31, 1999. (bib)
1998
G. Klinker, D. Stricker, D. Reiners
The Use of Reality Models in Augmented Reality Applications
Proc. European Workshop on 3D Structure from Multiple Images of Large-scale Environments (SMILE), in combination with ECCV'98, 1998; pp. 275-289. (bib)
1997
G. Klinker, K. Ahlers, D. Breen, P.-Y. Chevalier, C. Crampton, D. Greer, A. Kramer, E. Rose, M. Tuceryan, R. Whitaker
Confluence of Computer Vision and Interactive Graphics for Augmented Reality
PRESENCE - Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Special Issue on Augmented Reality 6(4), 1997, pp. 433-451. (bib)

Team

Contact Person(s)

Daniel Pustka
Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Daniel Pustka

Working Group

Benjamin Becker
Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Benjamin Becker
Daniel Pustka
Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Daniel Pustka
Florian Echtler
Dr. Florian Echtler
Gudrun Klinker
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Klinker
Manuel Huber
Dr. Manuel Huber
Michael Schlegel
Dr. Michael Schlegel
Peter Keitler
Dr. Peter Keitler

Alumni

Asa MacWilliams
Dr. Asa MacWilliams
Martin Bauer
Dr. Martin Bauer
Martin Wagner
Dr. Martin Wagner

Location



Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik / I16
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München

Tel.: +49 89 289-17058
Fax: +49 89 289-17059
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