We are looking for prospective students (internship, Master's thesis, PhD) to join our team “Lidar Systems” at Daimler R&D in Böblingen, Germany. Contact me for further details.
New journal publication: “The Stixel World: A Medium-Level Representation of Traffic Scenes” (Image and Vision Computing)
Best Paper Award at Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2016
Cityscapes paper accepted for CVPR 2016 as a spotlight oral presentation
One paper accepted for IV 2016
The Cityscapes Evaluation Server is up and running
The Cityscapes Dataset for semantic scene understanding is available for download!
I was part of the organizing team of the 3D Scene Understanding Workshop as well as the Tutorial on Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving at ICCV 2015
Added 3 new conference publications
First information on our new dataset for urban semantic scene understanding named “The Cityscapes Dataset” is available!
Two new journal publications: “Autonomes Fahren auf der historischen Bertha Benz Route” (German) and “The Mobile Revolution - Machine Intelligence for Autonomous Vehicles”
I will be teaching a Master-level course on “Computer Vision” at the HFT Stuttgart, starting in 03/2015.
I have been named Juniorfellow of the GI - the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik)
Our team was awarded the IEEE ITS Outstanding Application Award 2014
Two new publications: “Object-level Priors for Stixel Generation” (GCPR 2014) and “Stixmantics: A Medium-Level Model for Real-Time Semantic Scene Understanding” (ECCV 2014)
New publication: “Will this Car Change the Lane ? - Turn Signal Recognition in the Frequency Domain” (IEEE IV Symposium, best paper award)
One paper accepted for ECCV 2014
New publication: “Making Bertha Drive - An Autonomous Journey on a Historic Route” (IEEE ITS Magazine)
We were awarded the Main Prize of the German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR) 2013 for our paper on “Efficient Multi-Cue Scene Segmentation”. The corresponding “Daimler Urban Segmentation Dataset” is now publicly available as well.
A pioneering achievement: The first autonomous long-distance drive in rural and urban traffic with close-to-production sensors. Mercedes-Benz S-Class INTELLIGENT DRIVE drives autonomously in the tracks of Bertha Benz. Our team was responsible for stereo-vision-based 3D scene understanding.
Two new publications: “Towards Multi-Cue Urban Curb Recognition” (IV Symposium) and “Efficient Multi-Cue Scene Segmentation” (accepted for GCPR).
Our stereo-vision-based pedestrian detection system is available in the current Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class.
6D-Vision - developed in our team - has been awarded the "Karl Heinz Beckurts-Prize 2012". Read about it at http://www.6d-vision.de.
- A news release entitled Preise für die Doktorarbeit (German) of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences about the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Best PhD Dissertation Award and the Uni-DAS Wissenschaftspreis 2012 for my PhD thesis on pedestrian detection.
I was awarded the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Best PhD Dissertation Award and the Uni-DAS Wissenschaftspreis for my PhD thesis on vision-based pedestrian recognition.
Our group at Daimler R&D is participating in the German "UR:BAN" research initiative. I am leading the project "Schutz von schwächeren Verkehrsteilnehmern".
6D-Vision - developed in our team - has been nominated for the "Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2011" - the most significant national award for technical innovations in Germany. Read about it at http://www.6d-vision.de.
I did it! On May 10, I have successfully defended my PhD Thesis at the University of Heidelberg in Germany!
StarStaX version 0.4 released for Mac OS X and Windows.
Two new journal papers and one conference paper. See Publications.
We have an open PhD position in our group at Daimler R&D (Ulm, Germany) in the field of "Active Pedestrian Safety". See here for details.
Media coverage has been updated: An intelligent vehicles that automatically brakes, steers and evades pedestrians.
Oral presentation of our work on "High-Level Fusion of Depth and Intensity for Pedestrian Classification" at the DAGM Symposium 2009 in Jena, Germany.
Media coverage has been updated.
Daimler Pedestrian Detection Benchmark dataset is available for download. This is the dataset used in the PAMI paper "Monocular Pedestrian Detection: Survey and Experiments". It is made available for non-commercial purposes.
Journal paper "Monocular Pedestrian Detection: Survey and Experiments" has been accepted as a full paper for publication in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Interview & demonstration of our on-board pedestrian protection system in "Das Journal" on RegioTV Ulm (in German)
Poster presentation of our work on Mixed Generative-Discriminative Models for Pedestrian Classification at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in Anchorage, Alaska, USA (June 23 - June 28)
Oral presentation of our work on Monocular Pedestrian Recognition Using Motion Parallax at the Intelligent Vehicles Symposium in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (June 4 - June 6)
This website is finally up and running!