Bachelor Project and Seminar: Augmented Reality Navigation

Tutor: Dr. Marcus Handte

With their broad variety of sensors and their ability to render 3D models in real time, modern smart phones are an interesting platform to support augmented reality visualizations. In order to overlay a virtual 3D world on top of camera images of the physical world, it is necessary to properly capture the user’s orientation using the sensors built into the device and to adjust the model accordingly.

In this project, the participants will develop a navigation application for Android devices that leverages OpenStreetMap data to route the user to a configurable destination. In addition to the widely used map-based visualization, the application will include an augmented reality visualization that overlays the remaining route on top of a video generated by the device’s camera. An (optional) associated seminar  will cover AR-related research issues including localization, sensor management and visualization. While developing the application in the project, participants will have to work with the sensor framework provided by Android and they will have to learn the basics of Open GL.

This course will be held in German. The project and its associated seminar are suitable for students at the bachelor level. The number of participants in this project is limited. If you want to participate, please send an email to before March 13th, 2017. Later participation requests cannot be accepted since, due to several requests from students, the course already starts before the beginning of the lecture period.