Joint Object Pose Estimation and Shape Reconstruction in Urban Street Scenes Using 3D Shape Priors

Francis Engelmann, Jörg Stückler, Bastian Leibe
Computer Vision Group, RWTH Aachen University

Introduction

Estimating the pose and 3D shape of a large variety of instances within an object class from stereo images is a challenging problem, especially in realistic conditions such as urban street scenes. We propose a novel approach for using compact shape manifolds of the shape within an object class for object segmentation, pose and shape estimation. Our method first detects objects and estimates their pose coarsely in the stereo images using a state-of-the-art 3D object detection method. An energy minimization method then aligns shape and pose concurrently with the stereo reconstruction of the object. In experiments, we evaluate our approach for detection, pose and shape estimation of cars in real stereo images of urban street scenes. We demonstrate that our shape manifold alignment method yields improved results over the initial stereo reconstruction and object detection method in depth and pose accuracy.

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@inproceedings{EngelmannGCPR16_shapepriors,
title = {Joint Object Pose Estimation and Shape Reconstruction in Urban Street Scenes Using {3D} Shape Priors},
author = {Francis Engelmann and J\"org St\"uckler and Bastian Leibe},
booktitle = {Proc. of the German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR)},
year = {2016}}

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