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

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 Hauptseminar Augmented Reality

Prof. Gudrun Klinker, Ph. D.

Bereich: Informatik Hauptstudium (WP INF ab 5)

Time and Date:
The seminar will be held in two block sessions on friday, June 29 and friday, July 13. The second block is organized as an excursion to VW in Wolfsburg to visit their virtual reality laboratory and get a demonstration of installed vision-based tracking technology.

Room: Gabelsberger Str. 39, Room G310 (1. meeting), VW Wolfsburg (2. meeting)

Preparatory meeting: Registration by Email:

Start: Wednesday, April 25, 2001


Augmented Reality (AR) allows users to view computer information that is graphically embedded within the real three-dimensional world. Using a semi-transparent head-mounted display (HMD) attached to a wearable computer, a user can inspect and manipulate objects while viewing information about these objects in the HMD. This information is typically displayed as virtual objects in the real world, thus augmenting the perception of the user. The wearable computer enables users to carry their work as they normally do, without imposing constraints on their mobility or their hand. AR applications span from medical minimally invasive surgery to manufacturing, from machine inspection and repair to games and tourist guides.

In this "Hauptseminar" students will gain detailed insights into new approaches and applications of AR. To this end, each meeting will cover

  • either a representive paper from a recent conference or journal
  • or an in-depth study of relevant technology (e.g. technical specifications of various tracking modalities) or of the mathematical foundations of important techniques (e.g., calibration, sensor fusion).
Every participant is required to organize one meeting by giving a presentation and coordinating a subsequent discussion on the topic.

The seminar will be conducted in English.


25.4.2001 Introduction Gudrun Klinker  
Block session on Friday, June 26, 2001
9:00 - 10:30 GPS-based tracking,
Outdoor applications of AR
Pascal Hassenpflug
10:30 - 12:00 Gyroscopes, compasses etc.
Indoor applications of AR applications using gyroscopes
Florian Streck
13:00 - 14:30 Magnetic tracking,
Virtual studios
Martin Landers
14:30 - 16:00 Computer games, edutainment Tom Jones
Block session on Friday, July 13, 2001
at VW, Wolfsburg
8:30 - 10:00 Information visualization Sabine Primessnig
10:00 - 11:30 Information sonification Eugen Dück
11:30 - 13:00 Medical applications: multi-modal registration,
minimally invasive surgery
Jörg Traub
14:00 - 17:00 AR application in the car industry
Mathematical approaches to AR: sensor fusion techniques
Demonstration of the VR-lab
Stefan Nölle

Partipants: Students in the Hauptstudium of informatics, mathematics, physics or an engineering discipline.

Prerequisites: Vordiplom in one of these disciplines, well-founded knowledge of three-dimensional geometry and mathematics.

Recommended for: Students in the Hauptstudium of informatics who intend to focus their studies on augmented reality, mobile computing, computer vision or computer graphics & visualization.

Literatur: (no textbooks yet)

  • Communications of the ACM, special issue on Augmented Environments, Vol. 36, No. 7, July 1993.
  • Presence,  Presence, special Issue on Augmented Reality, Vol 6, No. 4, August 1997.
  • Proc. of the 1. International Workshop on Augmented Reality  ( IWAR'98 ) , Nov. 1998.
  • Proc. of the 2. International Workshop on Augmented Reality ( IWAR'99 ), Oct. 1999.
  • Proc. of the International Symposium on Augmented Reality ( ISAR'00 ), Oct. 2000.
  • Proc. of the 1. International Symposium on Mixed Reality ( ISMR'99 ) , March 1999.
  • Proc. of the 1. International Symposium on Wearable Computers ( ISWC'97 ),  Oct 1997.
  • Proc. of the 2. International Symposium on Wearable Computers ( ISWC'98 ), Oct. 1998.
  • Proc. of the 3. International Symposium on Wearable Computers ( ISWC'99 ), Oct. 1999.
  • Proc. of the 4. International Symposium on Wearable Computers ( ISWC'20 ), Oct. 2000.
  • Jim Vallino's list of AR sites .
  • MIT list of wearable computing activities worldwide .

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