Sensorium 4.0

The goal of this research project is to develop a universally applicable, modular location and interaction system to support Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)-based applications. This system has to fulfill high requirements regarding latency, precision and reliability. At the same time, the cost-effectiveness of the overall system and the ability to continuously upgrade to new technologies must be ensured. Possible application environments are halls as well as open terrain.

The localization and environmental data collected for this purpose will be used to control context-sensitive events in reality as well as in VR and AR environments. Not only the centimeter-perfect positioning of objects (e.g. people, vehicles, robotic resources), but also the respective orientation and acceleration are determined.

In addition, status data recorded via sensor modules, such as vital parameters of objects, are to flow into the analysis in processed form and be passed on to the overall system accordingly. The challenge is to design sensor and tracking systems that are modular, freely scalable in size, while still ensuring the processing of all data in real time.
The primary project goals are:

  • Design and development of modularly deployable and scalable sensor sets to provide tracking and other metadata.
  • Development of algorithms for intelligent data aggregation and semantic analysis, as well as infrastructure for latency-optimized communication.
  • Development of a use-case-specific virtual environment, allowing for multi-user interaction.
communication infrastructure within the context of a vehicle-centric scenario


Matthias Jaenicke (M. Sc.)

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter



Matthias Jaenicke studierte Informatik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) und schloss im September 2019 sein Masterstudium mit den Schwerpunkten Formale Softwareverifikation, Computergrafik und Geometrieverarbeitung ab. Seine Masterarbeit "Optimization of CNC-Tool-Paths via tessellated 3D-Scans" schrieb er in der Abteilung Prozess- und Datenmanagement im Ingenieurwesen (PDE) des FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik.

Seit dem Abschluss seines Studiums ist Matthias Jaenicke in der Abteilung PDE als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter tätig.


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