Testing campaign 2015

The 1st testing campaign will take place at CERN 16 - 27 February 2015.

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Technical meeting: development and integration for testing campaign

Technical meeting to prepare for the 2015 testing campaign will take place at CERN 5 - 6 November 2014.

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Midterm Review and Technical meeting

EDUSAFE Midterm Review and Technical Meeting will take place at CERN 16 - 20 June 2014.

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Spring School

EDUSAFE Spring School will take place at CERN 3 - 7 March 2014.

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Kick-Off Week

EDUSAFE Kick-Off Week will take place at CERN 28 October - 1 November 2013.

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Technical Meeting in Tuscania

EDUSAFE Technical meeting in Italy will take place in Tuscania, Italy 5-8 June 2013.

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Kick-Off Meeting

EDUSAFE's kick-off meeting will be organized at CERN on Monday 17th of September, 2012.The goal of the meeting is to outline the scientific scope of the project and give a short overview of the administrative procedures.

The 1st Supervisory Board will be held as part of the kick-off meeting.

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Research

Work Package 2: Virtual and Augmented Reality technology development

The WP2 is focused on the development of a next generation of VR/AR systems for supporting personnel working in dangerous areas.

The main features required are then reliability, flexibility, portability, and speed, features which are not found all together in the current state of the art systems.

To reach this ambitious task the system will be developed Pivoting on a new hardware concept: the WRM (weighting resistive matrix) developed by Roma2 (figure 1)


Figure 1: WRM building block

This an analog computer based on a special resistive network able to perform at extreme speed a very good approximation of the least square fit between the data and a given hypothetical pattern, transforming the image in terms of probability distributions in the given pattern parametric space (Figure 2).


Figure 2: WRM transforms a test image in the circles parameter space

The original concept of this invention comes from the need for high processing speed in the High Energy Physics experiments trigger systems, able to identify an elementary particle in a few nanoseconds.

An efficient camera pose tracking system based on the exploitation of the WRM for pattern recognition is being developed jointly by Roma2 and EPFL which has a very well established recognition in this field (Figure 3). Both parties will employ 2 ER and 2 ESR (already hired) in key position for this development. The challenge is to submit the state of the art in the pattern recognition techniques to a deep revision to merge them with the features offered by the WRM.


Figure 3: Features matching algorithms through descriptors

A crucial part of the system is the I/O and Wi-Fi communication infrastructure which will ensure the portability of the system. Strong requirements are about the necessity for a large and guaranteed bandwidth to permit real time A/V communication between operator and supervisor and to support a lag-less augmented reality experience. NOCA as responsible of this task will be supported by one ESR position.

At the end of this chain the information stream will be used by the central system, managed by CERN for the generation of the augmented reality content in terms of animations, explanations and artificial highlighting of the relevant elements directly on the see through device. The process logic flow is illustrated in figure 4.


Figure 4: WP2 Workflow