Computer Science wins the HCI-Bosch Robust Vision Challenge for stereo and motion analysis

17 October 2012

Members of an international jury, from BMW Group, Robert Bosch GmbH, The Foundry, Sony, Volkswagen Research, Microsoft Research, and Texas Instruments, decided last weekend at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) in Florence, Italy, about the winner of the "Robust Vision Challenge", announced in early 2012 by Heidelberg University, the Robert Bosch GmbH Germany, and organizers of an ECCV workshop. The winner of this competition receives an award of Euro 3000 provided by Bosch GmbH.

The challenge had submissions from groups working in computer vision worldwide.

Around 120-150 participants of the ECCV attended the workshop where the winner of this competition was announced.

The jury decided that the combination of iSGM and fSGM designed by Simon Hermann, Computer Science at The University of Auckland, was the strongest submission of the contest.

The algorithm concepts are described in two publications by Simon and his PhD supervisor, Prof. Reinhard Klette, to be published at the forthcoming Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV) in Korea in two accepted papers, and also to be presented in detail in an invited talk at ACCV.