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GazeMotion: Gaze-guided Human Motion Forecasting

Zhiming Hu, Syn Schmitt, Daniel Häufle, Andreas Bulling

Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 1–6, 2024.

Oral Presentation


We present GazeMotion, a novel method for human motion forecasting that combines information on past human poses with human eye gaze. Inspired by evidence from behavioural sciences showing that human eye and body movements are closely coordinated, GazeMotion first predicts future eye gaze from past gaze, then fuses predicted future gaze and past poses into a gaze-pose graph, and finally uses a residual graph convolutional network to forecast body motion. We extensively evaluate our method on the MoGaze, ADT, and GIMO benchmark datasets and show that it outperforms state-of-the-art methods by up to 7.4% improvement in mean per joint position error. Using head direction as a proxy to gaze, our method still achieves an average improvement of 5.5%. We finally report an online user study showing that our method also outperforms prior methods in terms of perceived realism. These results show the significant information content available in eye gaze for human motion forecasting as well as the effectiveness of our method in exploiting this information.



@inproceedings{hu24_iros, author = {Hu, Zhiming and Schmitt, Syn and Häufle, Daniel and Bulling, Andreas}, title = {GazeMotion: Gaze-guided Human Motion Forecasting}, year = {2024}, pages = {1--6}, booktitle = {Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)}, video = {} }