bitstars presents 3D detection with smartphone, tablet and more at the proceedings of ‚Application of digital models and methods in plant life cycles‘

MANNHEIM, Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, 2:30pm – 3:00pm

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Virtual Reality Plant engineering.

bitstars founder and CEO Mostafa Akbari gave a brief presentation about Augmented and Virtual Reality at the conjoint convention of the 8. IAK Laser-scanning and VR in Plant Engineering and the 2. IAK Virtual Engineering in Process-, Machine- and Plant-techniques session. Through a demonstration Mostafa explains the 3D detection with mobile devices. In consequence of the widening circulation of Oculus Rift and Cardboard, Augmented and Virtual Reality gain popularity, which results in decreasing implementation costs. The bitstars solution makes the development of AR and VR content a lot easier and even enables the implementation of Augmented and Virtual Reality in SmartHome projects.

The event was organized by the German Mechanical and Plant Engineering Association (VDMA) Baden-Würtemberg, the Administration Union for Supporting Mechanical and Plant Engineering Saxony-Anhalt (FASA) and the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) Fellbach for the first time to gather conjoint interests and enforce the technical Exchange. The keynote of the event was the application of 3D-models in plant life cycles considering AR and VR solutions.

Besides the representatives of the three organizers, companies such as the BASF SE, SAP AG, kubit GmbH, Z&M 3D-Welt GmbH and RE’FLEKT GmbH participated in the event.

For more information go to the VDC Fellbach website.

 

Dart Flight School

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Today bitstars is hosting the Dart Flight School, which includes an introduction course and mini hackathon for web development with DART.

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Sebastian, one of bitstars great programmers went the extra mile to make his presentation special and showed up in full costume.

 

UMIC day at RWTH Aachen University

UMIC Day

CEO Mostafa Akbari presenting at UMIC Day

Mobile TechCon 2013 in Berlin

BERLIN, Mobile TechCon

Tuesday, September 4th 2013 – 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Today bitstars CEO Mostafa Akbari held a talk about SmartGlass and Augmented Reality SDKs & Technologies („Augmented-Reality-Szenarien und Entwicklung für Smartphone und SmartGlass“) at the Mobile TechCon 2013 in Berlin. Watch the full presentation in german below.

 

For further information have a look at the Mobile Tech Conference 2013 website in german.

SLAM tests

Here are some current SLAM tests development screenshots showing 3D augmentations of the reality:

Mo and Simon at the Droidcon in Berlin 2013

BERLIN, Droidcon

„Since 2010 we are working on an Augmented reality framework for Android called DroidAR to create one of the most advanced products for the creation of AR applications. We organize software labs at the RWTH Aachen university and gained a lot experience through the developed applications which are all based on our framework. We are using a composition system to process the input from the available sensors together with the localization and orientation data from the computer vision algorithms. The framework supports location based AR via GPS in combination with a step detection algorithm for very accurate positioning. In addition we use computer vision for localization. Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) allows the centimeter accurate calculation of the devices position. It also enables us to detect the users surroundings in 3D like walls or specific objects. This allows completely new application scenarios like realistic augmentation and 3D object detection. Furthermore we created a multiplayer component for real time collaborative application and game scenarios which are especially important for Augmented Reality applications. The rendering and logic components are fully separated and exchangeable from the AR components. The default rendering implementation is based on the JMonkey Engine which is a shader-based game engine using OpenGL ES 2. It provides a fully integrated SDK for professional game and application development maintained by a very large, active development team and applications can be developed and tested directly on the development machine which allows very efficient development cycles.“ – Mostafa Akbari and Simon Heinen, founders of bitstars

 

For more information you can have a look at the presentation files below:

 

Or see here for the bitstars slides from the Droidcon Berlin.

Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy 2013

Don’t miss out on the new Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy. This year again with a chapter about Augmented Reality written by bitstars.

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