University of Kassel, Germany

ART systems support the human-robot-interaction laboratory of the Human-Machine Systems Engineering department at the University of Kassel, Germany

The Human-Machine Systems Engineering department at the University of Kassel is examining in research and education the user-oriented configuration of effective and efficient human-robot-systems in a interdisciplinary approach. The interrelation between a human being and technical devices shall be optimized.


Why ART ?

ART could provide the whole tracking package such as cameras, Body-, Head- and Fingertracking. 
The accuracy and stability of ART tracking technology allows very exact ergonomic studies. 

The tracking solution

In November 2012 ART was part of a tracking installation at the University of Kassel, Germany. The installation in shape of a cuboid has the dimensions 3.5 m width, 3.5 m depth and 2.8 m heigth. The ART localization system constituted of eight ARTTRACK2 cameras and enables real objects to be located within the tracking volume.


  • ergonomic analysis of human-machine interaction:
    The full ART MoCap target set is used to capture the posture and movements for an ergonomic analysis with RAMSIS and AnyBody
  • AR supervision and control
    In this setting the position of the head-mounted display is captured with the help of a passive hand target. It is used to control the movement of a stereo camera system, which is located on top of a tele-operated mobile robot.
  • gesture control
    The active fingertracking devices are used to capture the gestures to steer teleoperated drones.
    The full ART Motion Capture target set is used for gesture control of the movement of a teleoperated mobile robot.


  • 3.5 m x 3.5 m x 2.8 m cuboid tracking volume
  • 8 ARTTRACK2 cameras
  • ART Motion Capture (body tracking), Head- and Fingertracking, Flystick
  • ergonomic analysis of human-machine interaction, gesture control as well as AR supervision and control of teleoperated robots and drones