Deep Probabilistic Regression of Elements of SO(3) using Quaternion Averaging and Uncertainty Injection

Valentin Peretroukhin, Brandon Wagstaff, and Jonathan Kelly; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2019, pp. 83-86

Abstract


Consistent estimates of rotation are crucial to vision-based motion estimation in augmented reality and robotics. In this work, we present a method to extract probabilistic estimates of rotation from deep regression models. First, we build on prior work and develop a multi-headed network structure we name HydraNet that can account for both aleatoric and epistemic uncertainty. Second, we extend HydraNet to targets that belong to the rotation group, SO(3), by regressing unit quaternions and using the tools of rotation averaging and uncertainty injection onto the manifold to produce three-dimensional covariances. Finally, we present results and analysis on a synthetic dataset, learn consistent orientation estimates on the 7-Scenes dataset, and show how we can use our learned covariances to fuse deep estimates of relative orientation with classical stereo visual odometry to improve localization on the KITTI dataset.

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@InProceedings{Peretroukhin_2019_CVPR_Workshops,
author = {Peretroukhin, Valentin and Wagstaff, Brandon and Jonathan Kelly, and},
title = {Deep Probabilistic Regression of Elements of SO(3) using Quaternion Averaging and Uncertainty Injection},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2019}
}