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Body joints regression using deep convolutional neural networks

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posted on 2017-02-06, 00:00 authored by Ahmed Abobakr, Mohammed Hossny, Saeid Nahavandi
© 2016 IEEE. Human pose estimation is a well-known computer vision problem that receives intensive research interest. The reason for such interest is the wide range of applications that the successful estimation of human pose offers. Articulated pose estimation includes real time acquisition, analysis, processing and understanding of high dimensional visual information. Ensemble learning methods operating on hand-engineered features have been commonly used for addressing this task. Deep learning exploits representation learning methods to learn multiple levels of representations from raw input data, alleviating the need to hand-crafted features. Deep convolutional neural networks are achieving the state-of-the-art in visual object recognition, localization, detection. In this paper, the pose estimation task is formulated as an offset joint regression problem. The 3D joints positions are accurately detected from a single raw depth image using a deep convolutional neural networks model. The presented method relies on the utilization of the state-of-the-art data generation pipeline to generate large, realistic, and highly varied synthetic set of training images. Analysis and experimental results demonstrate the generalization performance and the real time successful application of the proposed method.



Systems, Man and Cybernetics. International Conference (2016 : Budapest, Hungary)


3281 - 3287




Budapest, Hungary

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Piscataway, N.J.

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2016, IEEE

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SMC 2016 : IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics