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Test-time Adaptation for 3D Human Pose Estimation

Sikandar Amin, Mykhaylo Andriluka, Philipp Müller, Andreas Bulling

Proc. of the DAGM German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR), pp. 253-264, 2014.


In this paper we consider the task of articulated 3D human pose estimation in challenging scenes with dynamic background and multiple people. Initial progress on this task has been achieved building on discriminatively trained part-based models that deliver a set of 2D body pose candidates that are then subsequently refined by reasoning in 3D [1, 4, 5]. The performance of such methods is limited by the performance of the underlying 2D pose estimation approaches. In this paper we explore a way to boost the performance of 2D pose estimation based on the output of the 3D pose reconstruction process, thus closing the loop in the pose estimation pipeline. We build our approach around a component that is able to identify true positive pose estimation hypotheses with high confidence. We then either retrain 2D pose estimation models using such highly confident hypotheses as additional training examples, or we use similarity o these hypotheses as a cue for 2D pose estimation. We consider a number of features that can be used for assessing the confidence of the pose estimation results. The strongest feature in our comparison corresponds to the ensemble greement on the 3D pose output. We evaluate our approach on two publicly available datasets improving over state of the art in each case.



@inproceedings{amin14_gcpr, author = {Amin, Sikandar and Andriluka, Mykhaylo and M{\"{u}}ller, Philipp and Bulling, Andreas}, title = {Test-time Adaptation for 3D Human Pose Estimation}, booktitle = {Proc. of the DAGM German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR)}, year = {2014}, pages = {253-264}, doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-11752-2_20} }