Dr. Konstantin Schauwecker

PLEASE NOTE: I am no longer a member of the chair of cognitive systems. Therefore, this website will no longer be updated. If you are looking for any recent information about me, please visit my personal website.

Background

  • Oct. 2003 - Feb. 2008: Studies of Software Engineering and Media Informatics at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Graduated as a graduate engineer.
  • Feb. 2008 - Feb. 2009: Employed as Software Engineer at STZ-Softwaretechnik, Esslingen (part of IT-Designers Group). Appointed to Thales Air Systems GmbH.
  • Mar. 2009 - Nov. 2009: Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Mar. 2010 - Dec. 2010: Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Thesis title: "Vertical Road Profile Modelling Using Stereo-Vision and B-Spline Curves".
  • Feb. 2011 - Mar. 2014: Part-time Software engineer at STZ-Softwaretechnik, Esslingen (part of IT-Designers Group). Appointed to Thales Air Systems GmbH and Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Feb. 2011 - Apr. 2014: Part-time PhD student at the University of Tübingen. Research area: Robot Vision. Date of thesis defense: July 11, 2014.
  • Apr. 2014 - June 2014: Full-time software engineer at STZ-Softwaretechnik, Esslingen (part of IT-Designers Group). Appointed to Robert Bosch GmbH.
  • July 2014 - June 2015: Software engineer at IT-Designers GmbH, Esslingen (part of IT-Designers Group). Appointed to Robert Bosch GmbH and Daimler AG.
  • Since July 2015: Founder of Nerian Vision Technologies. Specializing in real-time machine vision applications such as stereo vision.

 

Research Interests

  • Computer / Robot Vision
  • Stereo Vision

 

Awards and Honors

  • Award of the Eberhard-Herter Stiftung for outstanding achievements in the studies of information technologies at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, 2008.
  • Award of the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences for the best degree in Software Engineering and Media Informatics in the winter semester 2007/2008.
  • Prize of the computer science department of the University of Auckland for the best postgraduate diploma in 2009.

 

Projects

  • Robust and Efficient Volumetric Occupancy Mapping: A method for the creation of volumetric occupancy maps. This method was specifically designed to provide robust results when used in conjunction with noisy measurements, as they result from stereo matching.
  • exFAST / HPSSM: An efficient sparse stereo analysis algorithm that applies a dense consistency check, leading to accurate matching results. Matching accuracy is further improved by the new feature detector exFAST, which is based on FAST but exhibits a less clustered feature distribution.

 

Publications

[1] Konstantin Schauwecker and Andreas Zell. Robust and Efficient Volumetric Occupancy Mapping with an Application to Stereo Vision. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pages 6102-6107, Hong Kong, China, May 2014. [ pdf ]
[2] Konstantin Schauwecker and Andreas Zell. On-Board Dual-Stereo-Vision for the Navigation of an Autonomous MAV. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 74(1-2):1-16, January 2014. [The final publication is available at link.springer.com]. [ link | pdf ]
[3] Shaowu Yang, Sebastian A. Scherer, Konstantin Schauwecker, and Andreas Zell. Autonomous Landing of MAVs on Arbitrarily Textured Landing Sites using Onboard Monocular Vision. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 74(1-2):27-43, 2014. [ DOI | details | link | pdf ]
[4] Konstantin Schauwecker and Andreas Zell. On-Board Dual-Stereo-Vision for Autonomous Quadrotor Navigation. In International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), pages 332-341, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2013. IEEE. [ link | pdf ]
[5] Shaowu Yang, Sebastian A. Scherer, Konstantin Schauwecker, and Andreas Zell. Onboard Monocular Vision for Landing of an MAV on a Landing Site Specified by a Single Reference Image. In 2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'13), pages 317-324, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2013. [ details | link | pdf ]
[6] Konstantin Schauwecker, Reinhard Klette, and Andreas Zell. A New Feature Detector and Stereo Matching Method for Accurate High-Performance Sparse Stereo Matching. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pages 5171-5176, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, October 2012. IEEE. [ link | pdf ]
[7] Konstantin Schauwecker, Nan Rosemary Ke, Sebastian A. Scherer, and Andreas Zell. Markerless Visual Control of a Quad-Rotor Micro Aerial Vehicle by Means of On-Board Stereo Processing. In 22nd Conference on Autonomous Mobile Systems (AMS), pages 11-20, Stuttgart, Germany, September 2012. Springer. [ link | pdf ]
[8] Konstantin Schauwecker, Sandino Morales, Simon Hermann, and Reinhard Klette. A Comparative Study of Stereo-Matching Algorithms for Road-Modeling in the Presence of Windscreen Wipers. In IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), pages 7-12, Baden-Baden, Germany, June 2011. IEEE. [ link ]
[9] Reinhard Klette, Je Ahn, Ralf Haeusler, Simon Herman, Jinsheng Huang, Waqar Khan, Sathiamoorthy Manoharan, Sandino Morales, John Morris, Radu Nicolescu, FeiXiang Ren, Konstantin Schauwecker, and Xi Yang. Advance in Vision-Based Driver Assistance. In Electric Technology and Civil Engineering (ICETCE), pages 987-990, Lushan, China, April 2011. IEEE. [ link ]
[10] Konstantin Schauwecker, Simon van den Hurk, Wallace Yuen, and Burkhard Wünsche. Sketched Interaction Metaphors for Character Animation. In International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP), pages 247-252, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, March 2011. Springer. [ pdf ]
[11] Konstantin Schauwecker and Reinhard Klette. A Comparative Study of Two Vertical Road Modelling Techniques. In ACCV Workshop: Computer Vision in Vehicle Technology, pages 174-183, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 2010. Springer. [ link ]

 

Theses

[1] Konstantin Schauwecker. Konzeption und Realisierung eines konfigurierbaren Software-in-the-Loop-Systems unter Einsatz von C# und .NET zum Test von Emissionsanalysesystemen. Diplomarbeit, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 2008.
[2] Konstantin Schauwecker. Vertical Road Profile Modelling Using Stereo-Vision and B-Spline Curves. MSc thesis, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2011.
[3] Konstantin Schauwecker. Stereo Vision for Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles. PhD thesis, University of Tübingen, Germany, 2014. [ link ]

 

Address, Phone, Fax, Email

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für Informatik
Lehrstuhl Kognitive Systeme
Sand 1
D - 72076 Tübingen
 
Germany

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