Few-Shot Human Motion Prediction via Meta-Learning

Liang-Yan Gui, Yu-Xiong Wang, Deva Ramanan, Jose M. F. Moura; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 432-450


Human motion prediction, forecasting human motion in a few milliseconds conditioning on a historical 3D skeleton sequence, is a long-standing problem in computer vision and robotic vision. Existing forecasting algorithms rely on extensive annotated motion capture data and are brittle to novel actions. This paper addresses the problem of few-shot human motion prediction, in the spirit of the recent progress on few-shot learning and meta-learning. More precisely, our approach is based on the insight that having a good generalization from few examples relies on both a generic initial model and an effective strategy for adapting this model to novel tasks. To accomplish this, we propose proactive and adaptive meta-learning (PAML) that introduces a novel combination of model-agnostic meta-learning and model regression networks and unifies them into an integrated, end-to-end framework. By doing so, our meta-learner produces a generic model initialization through aggregating contextual information from a variety of prediction tasks, while this model can effectively adapt to a specific task by leveraging learning-to-learn knowledge about how to transform few-shot model parameters to many-shot model parameters. The resulting PAML predictor model significantly improves the prediction performance on the heavily benchmarked H3.6M dataset in the small-sample size regime.

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author = {Gui, Liang-Yan and Wang, Yu-Xiong and Ramanan, Deva and Moura, Jose M. F.},
title = {Few-Shot Human Motion Prediction via Meta-Learning},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}