Learning the viewpoint manifold for action recognition

Richard Souvenir, Justin Babbs
2008 2008 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition  
Researchers are increasingly interested in providing video-based, view-invariant action recognition for human motion. Addressing this problem will lead to more accurate modeling and analysis of the type of unconstrained video commonly collected in the areas of athletics and medicine. Previous viewpoint-invariant methods use multiple cameras in both the training and testing phases of action recognition or require storing many examples of a single action from multiple viewpoints. In this paper,
more » ... present a framework for learning a compact representation of primitive actions (e.g., walk, punch, kick, sit) that can be used for video obtained from a single camera for simultaneous action recognition and viewpoint estimation. Using our method, which models the low-dimensional structure of these actions relative to viewpoint, we show recognition rates on a publicly available data set previously only acheieved using multiple simultaneous views.
doi:10.1109/cvpr.2008.4587552 dblp:conf/cvpr/SouvenirB08 fatcat:dvxc4hgrgffzxauhlpukba665y