Active Object Localization With Deep Reinforcement Learning

Juan C. Caicedo, Svetlana Lazebnik; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 2488-2496

Abstract


We present an active detection model for localizing objects in scenes. The model is class-specific and allows an agent to focus attention on candidate regions for identifying the correct location of a target object. This agent learns to deform a bounding box using simple transformation actions, with the goal of determining the most specific location of target objects following top-down reasoning. The proposed localization agent is trained using deep reinforcement learning, and evaluated on the Pascal VOC 2007 dataset. We show that agents guided by the proposed model are able to localize a single instance of an object after analyzing only between 11 and 25 regions in an image, and obtain the best detection results among systems that do not use object proposals for object localization.

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@InProceedings{Caicedo_2015_ICCV,
author = {Caicedo, Juan C. and Lazebnik, Svetlana},
title = {Active Object Localization With Deep Reinforcement Learning},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}
}