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ISMAR Tracking-Contest
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Overview

In the realm of Mixed and Augmented Reality, a number of different tracking technologies have been proposed so far. These were met with varying degrees of success, sometimes even resulting in commercial products or prominent open-source projects. At the same time, promising new tracking approaches are still in the development phase.

The aim of the ISMAR Tracking-Competition is to provide a fair comparison of the state-of-the-art tracking modalities in the context of typical Mixed or Augmented Reality scenarios.

The tracking quality is evaluated based on a concrete and reasonably realistic task inspired by requirements as commonly encountered in industrial Mixed Reality settings. The task is based on the general logistics scenario in which a worker has to pick a list of items in a storage facility. The identity of these objects is only given by their respective 3D-coordinates in the storage area. Many times the worker has to determine the exact object to pick from a variety of similar or even visually indistinguishable objects. To correctly pick the right objects, the worker has to be guided by visually overlaying the correct location of the object onto the worker's view.

As the items vary in size and the picking areas are distributed over a large storage facility, both locally accurate and wide-area tracking are needed.

The Tracking Competition at ISMAR tries to capture the essence of this scenario in picking areas of varying difficulties. There are no restrictions on the type of tracking equipment used, and the competition is open to both academic and commercial participants. Participants are required to bring their own hardware and must supply their own software for the visualization. This visualization however does not need to be highly sophisticated, such that a talented undergraduate student could probably write an appropriate visualization in a short time, provided the hardware, the tracking system and registration tools are available.

By continually providing means for comparison, the competition hopes to help stimulate the further development of state-of-the-art tracking technologies

News

Dates

  • Registration: till Aug. 15. 2011
  • ISMAR-Conference: Oct. 26.-29. 2011
  • Setup-Time: TBA
  • Contest-Schedule: Oct. 17 2011

More Information

Schedule

Time Thursday Time Friday
8:30 - 9:40 open preparation 8:30 - 9:40 open preparation
9:40 - 11:30 preparation TUM 9:40 - 11:30 preparation M Three
12:10 - 12:40 contest run TUM 12:10 - 12:40 contest run M Three
13:00 - 15:00 preparation VTT 13:00 - 13:40 open preparation
13:40 - 14:10 contest run VTT
14:30 - 15:00 contest run Metaio
15:00 - 17:00 preparation Metaio    
15:20 - 15:50 contest run IGD
17:00 - 19:00 preparation IGD    

Results

Team TUM

Number Station Result Comment Points
1 mirror spheres correct   2

Team Millennium Three Engineering

Number Station Result Comment Points
1 lego within winzone distance 2 1
2 pipe wrong 2 off -3
3 mirror spheres wrong 1 off -3
4 key board wrong 1 off -3
5 sweets wrong 1 off -1.5
6 mirror spheres wrong 3 off -3
7 sweets wrong 1 off -1.5
8 pipe wrong 1 off -3
9 key board wrong 2 off -3
10 lego wrong identified wrong station 0
11 Car: golf label wrong identified backlight -3
12 Car: interior wrong identified windscreen -3

Team VTT

Number Station Result down Comment Points
2 sweets correct   1
3 sweets correct   1
1 key board skipped   0
4 key board skipped   0

Team metaio GmbH

Number Station Result Comment Points
1 sweets correct   1
2 lego outside winzone distance 4 0
3 mirror spheres wrong 1 off -3
4 key board correct   2
5 mirror spheres correct   2
6 sweets correct   1
7 key board correct   2
8 pipe correct   2
9 lego outside winzone distance 7, 1 axis wrong 0
10 pipe correct   2
11 Car: steering wheel correct   2
12 Car: navigation display wrong windscreen wiper -3
13 Car: golf label correct   2
14 Car: license plate correct   2

Team IGD

Number Station Result Comment Points
1 sweets correct   1
2 mirror spheres correct   2
3 sweets correct   1
4 mirror spheres correct   2
5 pipe correct   2
6 lego within winzone distance 1 2
7 key board 1 off   -3
8 key board 1 off   -3
9 lego within winzone distance 1 2
10 pipe correct   2

Contact

For registration or any other matters concerning the tracking competition, please feel free to contact Manuel Huber.



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