Scene Flow Propagation for Semantic Mapping and Object Discovery in Dynamic Street Scenes

Deyvid Kochanov, Aljoša Ošep, Jörg Stückler, Bastian Leibe
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'16) Oral

Scene understanding is an important prerequisite for vehicles and robots that operate autonomously in dynamic urban street scenes. For navigation and high-level behavior planning, the robots not only require a persistent 3D model of the static surroundings - equally important, they need to perceive and keep track of dynamic objects. In this paper, we propose a method that incrementally fuses stereo frame observations into temporally consistent semantic 3D maps. In contrast to previous work, our approach uses scene flow to propagate dynamic objects within the map. Our method provides a persistent 3D occupancy as well as semantic belief on static as well as moving objects. This allows for advanced reasoning on objects despite noisy single-frame observations and occlusions. We develop a novel approach to discover object instances based on the temporally consistent shape, appearance, motion, and semantic cues in our maps. We evaluate our approaches to dynamic semantic mapping and object discovery on the popular KITTI benchmark and demonstrate improved results compared to single-frame methods.

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@inproceedings{kochanov2016_sceneflowprop, title = {Scene Flow Propagation for Semantic Mapping and Object Discovery in Dynamic Street Scenes}, author = {Deyvid Kochanov and Aljosa Osep and J\"org St\"uckler and Bastian Leibe}, booktitle = {Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)}, year = {2016}, note = {to appear} }

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