Spatial Shortcut Network for Human Pose Estimation [article]

Te Qi , Hongtao Lu
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Like many computer vision problems, human pose estimation is a challenging problem in that recognizing a body part requires not only information from local area but also from areas with large spatial distance. In order to spatially pass information, large convolutional kernels and deep layers have been normally used, introducing high computation cost and large parameter space. Luckily for pose estimation, human body is geometrically structured in images, enabling modeling of spatial dependency.
more » ... In this paper, we propose a spatial shortcut network for pose estimation task, where information is easier to flow spatially. We evaluate our model with detailed analyses and present its outstanding performance with smaller structure.
arXiv:1904.03141v1 fatcat:dxibhdjyxzditp75lls663cmdi