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Upper Body Detection and Feature Set Evaluation for Body Pose Classification

Laurent Fitte-Duval 1 Alhayat Ali Mekonnen 1 Frédéric Lerasle 1
1 LAAS-RAP - Équipe Robotique, Action et Perception
LAAS - Laboratoire d'analyse et d'architecture des systèmes
Abstract : This work investigates some visual functionalities required in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) to evaluate the intention of a person to interact with another agent (robot or human). Analyzing the upper part of the human body which includes the head and the shoulders, we obtain essential cues on the person's intention. We propose a fast and efficient upper body detector and an approach to estimate the upper body pose in 2D images. The upper body detector derived from a state-of-the-art pedestrian detector identifies people using Aggregated Channel Features (ACF) and fast feature pyramid whereas the upper body pose classifier uses a sparse representation technique to recognize their shoulder orientation. The proposed detector exhibits state-of-the-art result on a public dataset in terms of both detection performance and frame rate. We also present an evaluation of different feature set combinations for pose classification using upper body images and report promising results despite the associated challenges.
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Laurent Fitte-Duval, Alhayat Ali Mekonnen, Frédéric Lerasle. Upper Body Detection and Feature Set Evaluation for Body Pose Classification. International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications , Mar 2015, Berlin, Germany. ⟨hal-01763148⟩



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