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David Tim Weikersdorfer

Doktorand / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Address: CCRL II, Raum 3004
Karlstr. 45, 80333 München, Germany
Phone: +49-89-289-26909

Research Projects

Student Projects

I can offer interesting student projects and Bachelor/Master/Diploma thesis topics for motivated students in the area of human motion and object tracking.

Open student projects
  • Topic: Teaching robots as a computer game
  • Topic: Biomechanics in human motion tracking (with a possible application in sports)
  • Topic: Tracking of soft bodies and liquids (possible using graphic card acceleration)
Former student projects
  • Particle Filters for Event-Based Localization on mobile Robots (Research practice)
  • A Particle Filtering Method for event-based Robot Localization (Bachelor thesis)
  • Modeling physical interactions between hand and objects (Diploma thesis)
  • Observational Learning in Rock Climbing - The Impact of Observing a 3D MOdel of an Experienced Climber of Novices' Rock Climbing Performance (Research project report)
  • Realtime hand tracking in Blender using the Kinect device (Bachelor thesis)
  • Template based mesh adaption of high dimensional articulated models using a dual Kinect setup (Bachelor thesis)
  • Implementation of GPU accelerated algorithms for object segmentation in cooking scenarios (Bachelor thesis)
  • Realtime 3D pose estimation of the human hand to control a media player (Master thesis)
  • Using the Graphic Card to improve Particle Filter based Human Motion Tracking (Master thesis)
  • Hand and Object Tracking for Interpreting Simple Cooking Activities (Bachelor thesis)
  • Visualizing character and object animations (SEP project)
  • Automatic initialization of body dimensions for a human model used in particle filter based tracking (Bachelor thesis)
  • Enhancing a particle filter based tracker by accurate head tracking (Bachelor thesis)


Conference Papers

Depth-Adaptive Superpixels (David Weikersdorfer, David Gossow, Michael Beetz), In 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2012.(Accepted for publication.) [bib]
Distinctive Texture Features from Perspective-Invariant Keypoints (David Gossow, David Weikersdorfer, Michael Beetz), In 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2012.(Accepted for publication.) [bib]
Imitating human reaching motions using physically inspired optimization principles (Sebastian Albrecht, Karinne Ramirez-Amaro, Federico Ruiz-Ugalde, David Weikersdorfer, Marion Leibold, Michael Ulbrich, Michael Beetz), In 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2011. [bib] [pdf]
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Former Research Projects

Automatische Bildanalyse in der zerstörungsfreien Werkstoffprüfung

Werkstudent 2005-2006 - Corporate Technology: Power & Sensor Systems, Siemens AG -

Projekt "ViGWaM" (Vision Guided Virtual Walking Machine)

Werkstudent 2002-2004 - Lehrstuhl für Steuerungs und Regelungstechnik, Technische Universität München -

Towards practical Quantum Cryptography

Hilfswissenschaftler 2000/2001 - Experimental Quantum Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München -,

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