Organisation: Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH
Address: Altenbergerstraße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
Contact: Dr. Bernhard Bergmair (Tel: +43 732 2468 6005, bernhard.bergmair(at)lcm.at)
Dr. Veronika Putz received her PhD in 2010 from the Institute of Measurement Technology (Johannes Kepler University, Linz), where she was working on signal- and image processing and photogrammetry. From 2010 to 2012, she was employed as researcher and project manager in an Austrian biomedical company which manufactures ECG, EEG and EMG equipment and part of several FP7 projects on brain-computer-interfaces. Since 2012 she works as senior researcher on signal processing, image processing and metrology at Linz Center of Mechatronics.
Dr. Markus Pichler received his PhD from the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria, in 2007. He was with the Institute for Communications and Information Engineering at the University of Linz, and joined the Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM) in 2002, where he is currently the head of the Signals team. His research interests include systems design, signal generation, digital signal processing and parameter estimation for radar, positioning and communications systems as well as fault detection and error analysis. He is also a lecturer for Signals and Systems at the University of Linz and for Communications Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg.
Alexander Entinger develops robots and robotic test platforms. His studies include the development of a ROS-based system which performs a SLAM algorithm utilizing KINECT-Hardware. Alexander Entinger has already taken part in various robot challenges (see video of his robot 'Sergeant Pain').
Alexander Dorninger has received his MA in Physics at the University of Linz in 2009. Since then he is a Software Developer. He focuses on visualisation, collision detection, multi body systems.
Our interdisciplinary team is well experienced in image analysis, indoor positioning, sensor fusion, Kalman filters, SLAM, Kinect, robotics (including ROS) and collision detection.
Dr. Putz has authored several publications in the field of image analysis:
- "Design of an Automated Inspection System for Large Scale Convex Surfaces", Proceedings of the IEEE I2MTC, 2010
- "Single-Shot-Estimation of Camera Position and Orientation using SVD", Proceedings of the IEEE I2MTC, 2008
- "Optimized mapping of 3D free shape objects and estimation of the object-specific measurement uncertainty" PhD thesis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, 2010
Dr. Pichler has authored or co-authored over 25 publications, holds several patents in the field of wireless sensing, was the recipient of the 2004 European Microwave Association (EuMA) Radar Prize, and is a member of IEEE.
- "Indoor Localization of Passive UHF RFID Tags Based onPhase-of-Arrival Evaluation" , in IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., Vol. 61
- "Multi-Channel Distance Measurement With IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) Devices" , in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol. 3, 2009
- "A novel ultrasonic indoor localization system with simultaneous estimation of position and velocity, Proc. 2nd Annual IEEE Topical Meeting on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks", 2012
- "Ambiguity Resolution with Multiple FMCW Range-Doppler Radar Sensors", Conference Proc. 20th International Conference on Applied Electromagnetics and Comm., 2010
- "Around and around: An investigation of signals for acoustic position estimation of moving objects", Proc. Mechatronics 2014, Karlstad, Sweden, June 16-18, 2014, to be published.