U4D: Unsupervised 4D Dynamic Scene Understanding

Armin Mustafa, Chris Russell, Adrian Hilton; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 10423-10432


We introduce the first approach to solve the challenging problem of unsupervised 4D visual scene understanding for complex dynamic scenes with multiple interacting people from multi-view video. Our approach simultaneously estimates a detailed model that includes a per-pixel semantically and temporally coherent reconstruction, together with instance-level segmentation exploiting photo-consistency, semantic and motion information. We further leverage recent advances in 3D pose estimation to constrain the joint semantic instance segmentation and 4D temporally coherent reconstruction. This enables per person semantic instance segmentation of multiple interacting people in complex dynamic scenes. Extensive evaluation of the joint visual scene understanding framework against state-of-the-art methods on challenging indoor and outdoor sequences demonstrates a significant (approx 40%) improvement in semantic segmentation, reconstruction and scene flow accuracy.

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author = {Mustafa, Armin and Russell, Chris and Hilton, Adrian},
title = {U4D: Unsupervised 4D Dynamic Scene Understanding},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}