Robust UAV-Based Tracking Using Hybrid Classifiers

Yong Wang, Wei Shi, Shandong Wu; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 2129-2137


Robust object tracking plays an important role for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In this paper, we present a robust and efficient visual object tracking algorithm with an appearance model based on the locally adaptive regression kernel (LARK). The proposed appearance model preserves the geometric structure of the object. The tracking task is formulated as two binary classifiers via two support vector machines (SVMs) with online update. The backward tracking which tracks the object in reverse of time is employed to measure the accuracy and robustness of the two trackers. The final positions are adaptively fused based on the results of the forward tracking and backward tracking validation. Several state-of-the-art trackers are evaluated on the UAV123 benchmark dataset which includes challenging situations such as illumination variation, motion blur, pose variation and heavy occlusion.

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author = {Wang, Yong and Shi, Wei and Wu, Shandong},
title = {Robust UAV-Based Tracking Using Hybrid Classifiers},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}