Optimal placement of digital content in physical space

PhD defence, Tuesday 23 October 2018. Andreas Fender.

2018.10.23 | Maia Høyer Monod

Andreas René Fender

Projection mapping in an office environment.

During his studies, Andreas Fender investigated methods for optimizing digital content placement in room-scale user interfaces. Such interfaces include projection-based augmented reality systems that involve projecting digital content directly onto physical surfaces in environments like offices or industrial facilities. Andreas’ systems measure the geometry of the physical space and user viewing behavior to optimally place projected content like situated notifications or assembly instructions in physical space. These measurements are unobtrusive, i.e., neither the users nor the surfaces of the environment are equipped with any input devices or markers.

Andreas' contributions include several algorithms and system prototypes, including an extensible multi camera software framework for continued research. The core and novel idea of his methods are to align digital content not only to the physical geometry and surfaces of a room, but also to include the usage of the room and activities over time as part of the analysis and calibration processes – without interfering with everyday interactions in the environment.

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Computer Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 13.00
Place: Building 5342, room 333 (Ada-333), Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Åbogade 34, Aarhus N
Title of PhD thesis: Optimal Placement of Virtual Content in Physical Space
Contact information: Andreas Fender, e-mail: andreasfender@cs.au.dk, tel.: +45 50274326
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Kasper Hornbæk, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
Senior Lecturer Miguel Nacenta, Department of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Associate Professor Peyman Afshani, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University (chair)
Main supervisor:
Head of Department Kaj Grønbæk, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University
Associate Professor Jörg Müller, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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