Pose Guided RGBD Feature Learning for 3D Object Pose Estimation

Vassileios Balntas, Andreas Doumanoglou, Caner Sahin, Juil Sock, Rigas Kouskouridas, Tae-Kyun Kim; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 3856-3864


In this paper we examine the effects of using object poses as guidance to learning robust features for 3D object pose estimation. Previous works have focused on learning feature embeddings based on metric learning with triplet comparisons and rely only on the qualitative distinction of similar and dissimilar pose labels. In contrast, we consider the exact pose differences between the training samples, and aim to learn embeddings such that the distances in the pose label space are proportional to the distances in the feature space. However, since it is less desirable to force the pose-feature correlation when objects are symmetric, we propose the data-driven weights that reflect object symmetry when measuring the pose distances. Furthermore, end-to-end pose regression is investigated and is shown to further boost the discriminative power of feature learning, improving pose recognition accuracies in NN, and thus can be used as another pose guidance to feature learning. Experimental results show that the features guided by poses, are significantly more discriminative than the ones learned in the traditional way, outperforming state-of-the-art works. Finally, we measure the generalisation capacities of pose guided feature learning in previously unseen scenes containing objects under different occlusion levels, and we show that it adapts well to novel tasks.

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author = {Balntas, Vassileios and Doumanoglou, Andreas and Sahin, Caner and Sock, Juil and Kouskouridas, Rigas and Kim, Tae-Kyun},
title = {Pose Guided RGBD Feature Learning for 3D Object Pose Estimation},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}