Multi-Modal Recognition of Worker Activity for Human-Centered Intelligent Manufacturing [article]

Wenjin Tao, Ming C. Leu, Zhaozheng Yin
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In a human-centered intelligent manufacturing system, sensing and understanding of the worker's activity are the primary tasks. In this paper, we propose a novel multi-modal approach for worker activity recognition by leveraging information from different sensors and in different modalities. Specifically, a smart armband and a visual camera are applied to capture Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) signals and videos, respectively. For the IMU signals, we design two novel feature transform
more » ... s, in both frequency and spatial domains, to assemble the captured IMU signals as images, which allow using convolutional neural networks to learn the most discriminative features. Along with the above two modalities, we propose two other modalities for the video data, at the video frame and video clip levels, respectively. Each of the four modalities returns a probability distribution on activity prediction. Then, these probability distributions are fused to output the worker activity classification result. A worker activity dataset of 6 activities is established, which at present contains 6 common activities in assembly tasks, i.e., grab a tool/part, hammer a nail, use a power-screwdriver, rest arms, turn a screwdriver, and use a wrench. The developed multi-modal approach is evaluated on this dataset and achieves recognition accuracies as high as 97% and 100% in the leave-one-out and half-half experiments, respectively.
arXiv:1908.07519v1 fatcat:g5ttspvjpfdr7cenhoctnbnxui