Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brown bag seminars

Date: Tuesday, April, 28th, 2015; 12:30 – 13:00
Place: Techno-Z, Z_GIS meeting room: SC30EG0.E07 (Schillerstraße 30, building 15, ground floor)
Presenter: Lars Wirkus (Senior Researcher and Head of Section Data and GIS, BICC - Bonn International Center for Conversion)
Title: Conversion studies for a more peaceful world

As an independent, non-profit organization, BICC (Internationales Konversionszentrum Bonn—Bonn International Center for Conversion) deals with a wide range of global topics in the field of peace and conflict research centering on Conversion Studies. Our vision is a more peaceful world. Our mission is to conduct critical, problem-oriented, policy relevant research in response to the problems posed by organized violence. To do so, we engage in active exchanges with scholars and politicians as well as stakeholders in everyday practice and civil society. As a think tank, BICC seeks to engage in a dialogue with NGOs, governments, private organizations, research institutes and universities and well as with interested individuals. The talk will give an overview about research themes and projects conducted at BICC.

Date: Wednesday, April, 29th, 2015; 12:00 – 12:30
Place: Techno-Z, Z_GIS meeting room: SC30EG0.E07 (Schillerstraße 30, building 15, ground floor)
Presenter: Florian Albrecht (PhD candidate, Researcher, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, Salzburg University)
Title: Indoor navigation and 3D modelling with the Google Project Tango tablet Recently,

Google has come up with a tablet called “Project Tango” that integrates different sensor technologies by using concepts from robotics and visual perception. The resulting tablet improves its location measurements from the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) by correcting them with motion tracking information from its fisheye camera view. Additionally, the tablet’s RGB camera has been enabled to perform depth perception which allows to generate textured 3D indoor models by filming all surfaces that shall be represented in the model. More details about the technology can be found on At the Department of Geoinformatics, we intend to explore a variety of research and development topics with the Developer Tablet including: API programming, Image Analysis/Point-Cloud Analysis, Indoor Navigation, Augmented Reality, Facility Management and other application domains. The talk will present the already identified potential of the technology and will discuss opportunities for involvement in its further exploration.

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