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The primary goal of DIDYMOS-XR is to research and develop robust and scalable methods for 3D scene reconstruction using heterogeneous cameras and sensor data. One of the most challenging aspects of this, is the time required to implement and validate the research outcomes. To address this, the DIDYMOS-XR Consortium is putting in significant effort to […]

Ethics and data protection in DIDYMOS-XR    The creation of large-scale digital twins comes with inherent ethical and privacy-related concerns, such as in the DIDYMOS-XR project, which  seeks to capture and re-create scenes of public spaces. As the methods for creating the digital twins are still at an experimental stage, so too do the issues […]

Introduction: The Power of User-Centric Design In today’s fast-moving tech world, making projects that really help users is key. User-centric design puts the user’s needs and feedback first. It’s all about making products that are easy to use, and which solve real problems. This approach uses tools like user stories, use cases, and personas to […]

The first year of the Didymos-XR project has yielded some exciting results followed by new ideas and work for 2024! The Spanish partners in DIDYMOS-XR, I2CAT and Neàpolis met at FICOSA’s facilities to review the first year’s results and future work. The visit included a tour of FICOSA’s installations, labs and the testing site (Fig […]

Importance of users and inclusivity The DIDMYOS-XR consortium met in person on 12-14th December 2023 in Lippstadt, Germany where we were hosted by project partner Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt (HSHL). The primary aim of this face-to-face meeting was to update on the development of the technologies underlying the digital twin capture and discuss the aligning processes necessary […]

A Showcase of DIDYMOS-XR’s recent research achievements. The University of Patras (UPAT), as a vital member of the DIDYMOS-XR team, recently achieved a significant milestone with the acceptance of their scientific paper titled “Cooperative Saliency-Based Pothole Detection and AR Rendering for Increased Situational Awareness”. It has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on […]

Semantic SLAM for better navigation in outdoor scenes. Our team at Digital Twin Technology (DTT) is exploring and researching semantic SLAM algorithms to address the scope of mapping large-scale outdoor scenes, which is an important part of the DIDYMOS-XR project. SLAM, short for simultaneous localization and mapping, involves the concurrent mapping of an area while […]

AR with a Purpose As part of DIDYMOS-XR, the team at the Vision and Robotics Lab at AUB developed what we call Human-in-the-loop mapping. This is a technology which enables a user wearing an AR headset to visualize a 3D map of an environment superimposed over reality in real time. The benefit of a system […]

The DIDMYOS -XR consortium met in person on 13-15 September May 2023 for its 3rd Consortium Meeting. The project partners gathered in Patras, Greece, where we were hosted by the University of Patras project partner. The primary aim of this latest consortium meeting was to define the user requirements as they related to the project […]