Architecture and Tracking Algorithms for a Distributed Mobile Industrial AR System

  • Reinhard Koch
  • Jan-Friso Evers-Senne
  • Ingo Schiller
  • Harald Wuest
  • Didier Stricker
Schlagworte: Augmented Reality, Distributed Computer Vision System, Realtime Tracking, DDC: 004 (Data processing, computer science, computer systems)


In Augmented Reality applications, a 3D object is registered with a camera and visual augmentations of the object are rendered into the users field of view with a head mounted display. For correct rendering, the 3D pose of the users view w.r.t. the 3D object must be registered and tracked in realtime, which is a computational intensive task. This contribution describes a distributed system that allows to track the 3D camera pose and to render images on a light-weight mobile frontend user interface system. The frontend system is connected by WLAN to a backend server that takes over the computational burdon for realtime tracking. We describe the system architecture and the tracking algorithms of our system.
The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems