Motion Prediction Using Trajectory Cues

Zhenguang Liu, Pengxiang Su, Shuang Wu, Xuanjing Shen, Haipeng Chen, Yanbin Hao, Meng Wang; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021, pp. 13299-13308


Predicting human motion from a historical pose sequence is at the core of many applications in computer vision. Current state-of-the-art methods concentrate on learning motion contexts in the pose space, however, the high dimensionality and complex nature of human pose invoke inherent difficulties in extracting such contexts. In this paper, we instead advocate to model motion contexts in the joint trajectory space, as the trajectory of a joint is smooth, vectorial, and gives sufficient information to the model. Moreover, most existing methods consider only the dependencies between skeletal connected joints, disregarding prior knowledge and the hidden connections between geometrically separated joints. Motivated by this, we present a semi-constrained graph to explicitly encode skeletal connections and prior knowledge, while adaptively learn implicit dependencies between joints. We also explore the applications of our approach to a range of objects including human, fish, and mouse. Surprisingly, our method sets the new state-of-the-art performance on 4 different benchmark datasets, a remarkable highlight is that it achieves a 19.1% accuracy improvement over current state-of-the-art in average. To facilitate future research, we have released our code at

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@InProceedings{Liu_2021_ICCV, author = {Liu, Zhenguang and Su, Pengxiang and Wu, Shuang and Shen, Xuanjing and Chen, Haipeng and Hao, Yanbin and Wang, Meng}, title = {Motion Prediction Using Trajectory Cues}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)}, month = {October}, year = {2021}, pages = {13299-13308} }