What Will Happen Next? Forecasting Player Moves in Sports Videos

Panna Felsen, Pulkit Agrawal, Jitendra Malik; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 3342-3351

Abstract


A large number of very popular team sports involve the act of one team trying to score a goal against the other. During this game play, defending players constantly try to predict the next move of the attackers to prevent them from scoring, whereas attackers constantly try to predict the next move of the defenders in order to defy them and score. Such behavior is a prime example of the general human faculty to make predictions about the future and is an important facet of human intelligence. An algorithmic solution to learning a model of the external world from sensory inputs in order to make forecasts is an important unsolved problem. In this work we develop a generic framework for forecasting future events in team sports videos directly from visual inputs. We introduce water polo and basketball datasets towards this end and compare the predictions of the proposed methods against expert and non-expert humans.

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@InProceedings{Felsen_2017_ICCV,
author = {Felsen, Panna and Agrawal, Pulkit and Malik, Jitendra},
title = {What Will Happen Next? Forecasting Player Moves in Sports Videos},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}
}