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Aufbereitung von großen Forschungsdatensätzen im Kontext „Autonomes Fahren“

Processing of large-scale data sets in the context of autonomous driving

Led by:  Kuntzsch, Peters
Year:  2018

The research training group i.c.sens has produced large quantities of data to support scientific research in the context of autonomous driving. To this end, multiple cars have been equipped with complex sensor setups for self-localization and mapping, including multiple GNSS systems, stereo cameras and multiple LiDAR systems. In order to enable secondary usage of these data sets and to publish the data set at a later point in time, the data needs to be prepared using established sensor-specific data processing methods or manual data annotation processes (e.g. labeling of images or point clouds towards a reliable ground-truth). The range of possible activities (programming, using a GIS for analyses, manual editing/annotation of data using provided tools and many more) in this research project is wide and can support multiple students at the same time. However, there is a lot of flexibility in determining the specific tasks to carry out (in a meeting before starting the research project).


  • Get familiar with the data set and the required transformation/annotation techniques.
  • Develop own tools or learn to use provided tools supporting the task.
  • Apply the transformation/annotation techniques to the data. Find ways to improve the transformation/annotation processes and/or tools.
  • Documentation of the applied transformation/annotation processes and the resulting data.


  • Raw data (images or ASCII CSV)
  • Existing code/tools supporting the transformation/annotation process.
  • Sensor-specific resources (documentation of data formats), documentation of experimental setups.


  • Sensor- and task-specific difficulties with different requirements (none, GIS knowledge, basic programming skills in any programming language). The specific tasks to carry out will be determined in a meeting before the start of the research project.

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Aufbereitung von großen Forschungsdatensätzen im Kontext „Autonomes Fahren“