Oriented RepPoints for Aerial Object Detection

Wentong Li, Yijie Chen, Kaixuan Hu, Jianke Zhu; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 1829-1838


In contrast to the generic object, aerial targets are often non-axis aligned with arbitrary orientations having the cluttered surroundings. Unlike the mainstreamed approaches regressing the bounding box orientations, this paper proposes an effective adaptive points learning approach to aerial object detection by taking advantage of the adaptive points representation, which is able to capture the geometric information of the arbitrary-oriented instances. To this end, three oriented conversion functions are presented to facilitate the classification and localization with accurate orientation. Moreover, we propose an effective quality assessment and sample assignment scheme for adaptive points learning toward choosing the representative oriented reppoints samples during training, which is able to capture the non-axis aligned features from adjacent objects or background noises. A spatial constraint is introduced to penalize the outlier points for roust adaptive learning. Experimental results on four challenging aerial datasets including DOTA, HRSC2016, UCAS-AOD and DIOR-R, demonstrate the efficacy of our proposed approach. The source code is availabel at: https://github.com/LiWentomng/OrientedRepPoints.

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@InProceedings{Li_2022_CVPR, author = {Li, Wentong and Chen, Yijie and Hu, Kaixuan and Zhu, Jianke}, title = {Oriented RepPoints for Aerial Object Detection}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {1829-1838} }