Filtered Feature Channels for Pedestrian Detection

Shanshan Zhang, Rodrigo Benenson, Bernt Schiele; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 1751-1760


This paper starts from the observation that multiple top performing pedestrian detectors can be modelled by using an intermediate layer filtering low-level features in combination with a boosted decision forest. Based on this observation we propose a unifying framework and experimentally explore different filter families. We report extensive results enabling a systematic analysis. Using filtered channel features we obtain top performance on the challenging Caltech and KITTI datasets, while using only HOG+LUV as low-level features. When adding optical flow features we further improve detection quality and report the best known result on the Caltech dataset, reaching 93% recall at 1 FPPI.

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author = {Zhang, Shanshan and Benenson, Rodrigo and Schiele, Bernt},
title = {Filtered Feature Channels for Pedestrian Detection},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}