Are They Going to Cross? A Benchmark Dataset and Baseline for Pedestrian Crosswalk Behavior

Amir Rasouli, Iuliia Kotseruba, John K. Tsotsos; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 206-213

Abstract


Designing autonomous vehicles suitable for urban environments remains an unresolved problem. One of the major dilemmas faced by autonomous cars is how to understand the intention of other road users and communicate with them. The existing datasets do not provide the necessary means for such higher level analysis of traffic scenes. With this in mind, we introduce a novel dataset which in addition to providing the bounding box information for pedestrian detection, also includes the behavioral and contextual annotations for the scenes. This allows combining visual and semantic information for better understanding of pedestrians' intentions in various traffic scenarios. We establish baseline approaches for analyzing the data and show that combining visual and contextual information can improve prediction of pedestrian intention at the point of crossing by at least 20%.

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@InProceedings{Rasouli_2017_ICCV,
author = {Rasouli, Amir and Kotseruba, Iuliia and Tsotsos, John K.},
title = {Are They Going to Cross? A Benchmark Dataset and Baseline for Pedestrian Crosswalk Behavior},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}
}