Goal-Directed Pedestrian Prediction

Eike Rehder, Horst Kloeden; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops, 2015, pp. 50-58


Recent advances in road safety have lead to a constant decline of injured traffic participants in Europe per year. Still, the number of injured pedestrians remains nearly constant. As a countermeasure, active pedestrian safety is the focus of current research, for which accurate pedestrian prediction is a prerequisite. In this scope, we propose a method for dynamics- and environment-based pedestrian prediction. We introduce the pedestrian's destination as a latent variable and thus convert the prediction problem into a planning problem. The planning is executed based on the current dynamics of the pedestrian. The distribution over the destinations is modeled using a Particle Filter. Experimental results show a significant improvement over existing approaches such as Kalman Filters.

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author = {Rehder, Eike and Kloeden, Horst},
title = {Goal-Directed Pedestrian Prediction},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops},
month = {December},
year = {2015}