Skeleton-Graph: Long-Term 3D Motion Prediction From 2D Observations Using Deep Spatio-Temporal Graph CNNs

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PubDate: Sep 2021

Teams: The University of Texas At Austin

Writers: Abduallah Mohamed, Huancheng Chen, Zhangyang Wang, Christian Claudel

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Abstract

Several applications such as autonomous driving, augmented reality and virtual reality require a precise prediction of the 3D human pose. Recently, a new problem was introduced in the field to predict the 3D human poses from observed 2D poses. We propose Skeleton-Graph, a deep spatio-temporal graph CNN model that predicts the future 3D skeleton poses in a single pass from the 2D ones. Unlike prior works, Skeleton-Graph focuses on modeling the interaction between the skeleton joints by exploiting their spatial configuration. This is being achieved by formulating the problem as a graph structure while learning a suitable graph adjacency kernel. By the design, Skeleton-Graph predicts the future 3D poses without divergence in the long-term, unlike prior works. We also introduce a new metric that measures the divergence of predictions in the long term. Our results show an FDE improvement of at least 27% and an ADE of 4% on both the GTA-IM and PROX datasets respectively in comparison with prior works. Also, we are 88% and 93% less divergence on the long-term motion prediction in comparison with prior works on both GTA-IM and PROX datasets.

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