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Attentive and Contrastive Learning for Joint Depth and Motion Field Estimation
Estimating the motion of the camera together with the 3D structure of the scene from a monocular vision system is a complex task that often relies on the so-called scene rigidity assumption. When observing a dynamic environment, this assumption is violated which leads to an ambiguity between the ego-motion of the camera and the motion of the objects. To solve this problem, we present a self-supervised learning framework for 3D object motion field estimation from monocular videos. Our contributions are two-fold. First, we propose a two-stage projection pipeline to explicitly disentangle the camera ego-motion and the object motions with dynamics attention module, called DAM. Specifically, we design an integrated motion model that estimates the motion of the camera and object in the first and second warping stages, respectively, controlled by the attention module through a shared motion encoder. Second, we propose an object motion field estimation through contrastive sample consensus, called CSAC, taking advantage of weak semantic prior (bounding box from an object detector) and geometric constraints (each object respects the rigid body motion model). Experiments on KITTI, Cityscapes, and Waymo Open Dataset demonstrate the relevance of our approach and show that our method outperforms state-of-the-art algorithms for the tasks of self-supervised monocular depth estimation, object motion segmentation, monocular scene flow estimation, and visual odometry.