Zero-Shot Anticipation for Instructional Activities

Fadime Sener, Angela Yao; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 862-871


How can we teach a robot to predict what will happen next for an activity it has never seen before? We address the problem of zero-shot anticipation by presenting a hierarchical model that generalizes instructional knowledge from large-scale text-corpora and transfers the knowledge to the visual domain. Given a portion of an instructional video, our model predicts coherent and plausible actions multiple steps into the future, all in rich natural language. To demonstrate the anticipation capabilities of our model, we introduce the Tasty Videos dataset, a collection of 2511 recipes for zero-shot learning, recognition and anticipation.

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author = {Sener, Fadime and Yao, Angela},
title = {Zero-Shot Anticipation for Instructional Activities},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}