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The paper presents contributions to the design of the Flock of Trackers (FoT). The FoT track-ers estimate the pose of the tracked object by robustly combining displacement estimates from local track-ers that cover the object. The first contribution, called the Cell FoT, allows local trackers to drift to points good to track. The Cell FoT was compared with(More)
With the increasing availability of annotated multimedia data on the Internet, techniques are in demand that allow for a principled joint processing of different types of data. Multiview learning and multiview clustering attempt to identify latent components in different features spaces in a simultaneous manner. The resulting basis vectors or centroids(More)
In this paper a method for the automated identification of tree species from images of leaves, bark and needles is presented. The automated identification of leaves uses local features to avoid segmen-tation. For the automated identification of images of the bark this method is compared to a combination of GLCM and wavelet features. For classification a(More)
Autonomous navigation for large Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is fairly straight-forward, as expensive sensors and monitoring devices can be employed. In contrast, obstacle avoidance remains a challenging task for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) which operate at low altitude in cluttered environments. Unlike large vehicles, MAVs can only carry very light(More)
— We examine a new method of façade segmentation in a multi-view scenario. A set of overlapping, thus redundant street-side images exists and each image shows multiple buildings. A semantic segmentation identifies primary areas in the image such as sky, ground, vegetation, and façade. Subsequently, repeated patterns are detected in image segments previous(More)
The main contribution of this paper is to bridge the gap between passive monocular SLAM and autonomous robotic systems. While passive monocular SLAM strives to reconstruct the scene and determine the current camera pose for any given camera motion, not every camera motion is equally suited for these tasks. In this work we propose methods to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Metallo-β-lactamase German imipenemase-1 (GIM-1)-mediated carbapenem resistance is emerging in Germany but has not spread beyond a very localized region. The aim of this study was to describe the first outbreak of an extensively drug-resistant GIM-1-carrying Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain affecting 29 patients in a tertiary care hospital from(More)
We present a novel system that is capable of generating live dense volumetric reconstructions based on input from a micro aerial vehicle. The distributed reconstruction pipeline is based on state-of-the-art approaches to visual SLAM and variational depth map fusion, and is designed to exploit the individual capabilities of the system components. Results are(More)
Highly accurate localization of a micro aerial vehicle (MAV) with respect to a scene is important for a wide range of applications, in particular surveillance and inspection. Most existing approaches to visual localization focus on indoor environments, while such tasks require outdoor navigation. Within this work, we introduce a novel algorithm for(More)
The quality and completeness of 3D models obtained by Structure-from-Motion (SfM) heavily depend on the image acquisition process. If the user gets feedback about the reconstruction quality already during the acquisition, he can optimize this process. We propose an online SfM approach that allows the inspection of the current reconstruction result on site.(More)