Amodal Panoptic Segmentation

Rohit Mohan, Abhinav Valada; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 21023-21032


Humans have the remarkable ability to perceive objects as a whole, even when parts of them are occluded. This ability of amodal perception forms the basis of our perceptual and cognitive understanding of our world. To enable robots to reason with this capability, we formulate and propose a novel task that we name amodal panoptic segmentation. The goal of this task is to simultaneously predict the pixel-wise semantic segmentation labels of the visible regions of stuff classes and the instance segmentation labels of both the visible and occluded regions of thing classes. To facilitate research on this new task, we extend two established benchmark datasets with pixel-level amodal panoptic segmentation labels that we make publicly available as KITTI-360-APS and BDD100K-APS. We present several strong baselines, along with the amodal panoptic quality (APQ) and amodal parsing coverage (APC) metrics to quantify the performance in an interpretable manner. Furthermore, we propose the novel amodal panoptic segmentation network (APSNet), as a first step towards addressing this task by explicitly modeling the complex relationships between the occluders and occludes. Extensive experimental evaluations demonstrate that APSNet achieves state-of-the-art performance on both benchmarks and more importantly exemplifies the utility of amodal recognition. The datasets are available at

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@InProceedings{Mohan_2022_CVPR, author = {Mohan, Rohit and Valada, Abhinav}, title = {Amodal Panoptic Segmentation}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {21023-21032} }