3D Interaction and Information-Rich Virtual Environments for Building Security Visualization

Start Date: 12/31/1969
End Date: 12/31/1969

Many of the visualization techniques and software libraries utilized in the study of video visualization in 3D building models can be extended and applied to various applications in driver information systems. In particular, issues of viewpoint control (user navigation) as well as occlusion management will be important in systems involving head up displays, video based navigation, visualizations of dense urban environments, navigation in parking structures, and previews of curved roads, among others. 

The focus of the collaboration will be to continue development of a visualization framework, or test bed software library, that will allow Bosch to rapidly prototype and demonstrate new visualization technologies. This will allow Bosch to apply visualization to various driver information applications as well as the previously addressed building security domain. These demonstrators will ease feasibility studies, user evaluations, and transfer of results to other Bosch units. Key areas to address include:

1. Enhanced support for video streams, including video files from disk as well as live video streams from Bosch video cameras..

2. The development of specific visualization and occlusion management techniques appropriate to selected driver information applications. These may include non-photorealistic rendering, navigation in dense urban environments, or video based navigation. 

3. A framework to allow rapid prototyping and customization of 3D interaction and navigation techniques.

4. Development of specific 3D interaction and navigation techniques, in the aforementioned rapid prototyping framework, appropriate to specific driver information applications. These may include non-photorealistic rendering, navigation in dense urban environments, or video based navigation.

 

Grant Institution: Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center

Amount: $140,869

People associated with this grant:

Doug Bowman