Weakly-Supervised Multi-Person Action Recognition in 360$^{\circ}$ Videos

Junnan Li, Jianquan Liu, Wong Yongkang, Shoji Nishimura, Mohan Kankanhalli; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2020, pp. 508-516


The recent development of commodity 360^ \circ cameras have enabled a single video to capture an entire scene, which endows promising potentials in surveillance scenarios. However, research in omnidirectional video analysis has lagged behind the hardware advances. In this work, we address the important problem of action recognition in top-view 360^ \circ videos. Due to the wide filed-of-view, 360^ \circ videos usually capture multiple people performing actions at the same time. Furthermore, the appearance of people are deformed. The proposed framework first transforms omnidirectional videos into panoramic videos, then it extracts spatial-temporal features using region-based 3D CNNs for action recognition. We propose a weakly-supervised method based on multi-instance multi-label learning, which trains the model to recognize and localize multiple actions in a video using only video-level action labels as supervision. We perform experiments to quantitatively validate the efficacy of the proposed method and qualitatively demonstrate action localization results. To enable research in this direction, we introduce 360Action, the first omnidirectional video dataset for multi-person action recognition.

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author = {Li, Junnan and Liu, Jianquan and Yongkang, Wong and Nishimura, Shoji and Kankanhalli, Mohan},
title = {Weakly-Supervised Multi-Person Action Recognition in 360$^{\circ}$ Videos},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
month = {March},
year = {2020}