3D Trajectory Reconstruction of Dynamic Objects Using Planarity Constraints [article]

Sebastian Bullinger, Christoph Bodensteiner, Michael Arens, Rainer Stiefelhagen
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We present a method to reconstruct the three-dimensional trajectory of a moving instance of a known object category in monocular video data. We track the two-dimensional shape of objects on pixel level exploiting instance-aware semantic segmentation techniques and optical flow cues. We apply Structure from Motion techniques to object and background images to determine for each frame camera poses relative to object instances and background structures. By combining object and background camera
more » ... e information, we restrict the object trajectory to a one-parameter family of possible solutions. We compute a ground representation by fusing background structures and corresponding semantic segmentations. This allows us to determine an object trajectory consistent to image observations and reconstructed environment model. Our method is robust to occlusion and handles temporarily stationary objects. We show qualitative results using drone imagery. Due to the lack of suitable benchmark datasets we present a new dataset to evaluate the quality of reconstructed three-dimensional object trajectories. The video sequences contain vehicles in urban areas and are rendered using the path-tracing render engine Cycles to achieve realistic results. We perform a quantitative evaluation of the presented approach using this dataset. Our algorithm achieves an average reconstruction-to-ground-truth distance of 0.31 meter.
arXiv:1711.06136v1 fatcat:fhldbk2jk5eu3gvqiuoqvhebx4