Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Research publications

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Research publications 2017

3D animation with a conventional camera

July 06, 2017

The 3D movements of a person can be reconstructed based on the recordings of a smartphone or a webcam [more]


Reality, realistically augmented

February 24, 2017

A new augmented reality computer programme can edit colours and materials in video streams in realtime [more]

Research publications 2016

3D animation – incredibly easy

September 06, 2016

New software makes it possible to generate animated three-dimensional figures of animals from short videos [more]


Computer animation: models for facial expression

March 10, 2016

Computer scientists in Saarbruecken can produce realistic face models, for example for animated films, just from video recordings. [more]

Research publications 2014

Onboard computer with a sixth sense

April 28, 2014

Emergency braking systems already prevent quite a few traffic accidents, but electronic assistants still have no proper overview of what’s happening on the road. Bernt Schiele, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, wants to change this. He teaches computers to anticipate the routes of vehicles and pedestrians. [more]

Research publications 2013

Printed electronics: A multi-touch sensor customizable with scissors

October 10, 2013

In the future, users can take printed multi-touch sensors to create interactive applications  



The piano as a typewriter

September 18, 2013

Pianists play their instruments as fast as experienced typists on a QWERTY keyboard [more]


Moveable displays made of paper

September 11, 2013

Flexpad turns paper or plastic film into a computer input device and display monitor [more]


New keyboard for touchscreens

April 17, 2013

Computer scientists design new keyboard layout on touch screen devices [more]

Research publications 2012

Cebit 2012: 3D animations for everyone

March 06, 2012

3D movies like "Toy Story" or "Transformers" are based on everyday objects that are able to move like humans. Such 3D characters are created by skilled experts in time-consuming manual work. Computer scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics have now developed two computer programs that can accomplish the same process in mere seconds and can easily be handled even by inexperienced users. [more]


Bioinformatics and epigenetics – computer-aided cancer diagnosis

March 01, 2012

Max Planck researchers use ingenious software programs in their quest for biomarkers for clinical cancer diagnosis [more]

Research publications 2011

Chasing EHEC with the computer

June 10, 2011

Scientists in Saarbrücken provide free access to the enteric pathogen’s genetic regulation data [more]

Research publications 2009

Software predicts dangerous variants of influenza viruses

December 01, 2009

Computing power is emerging as an indispensable weapon for scientists engaged in the fight against influenza. [more]

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