Conference Paper

Incremental tube construction for human action detection


Current state-of-the-art action detection systems are tailored for offline batch-processing applications. However, for online applications like human-robot interaction, current systems fall short. In this work, we introduce a real-time and online joint-labelling and association algorithm for action detection that can incrementally construct space-time action tubes on the most challenging untrimmed action videos in which different action categories occur concurrently. In contrast to previous methods, we solve the linking, action labelling and temporal localization problems jointly in a single pass. We demonstrate superior online association accuracy and speed (1.8ms per frame) as compared to the current state-of-the-art offline and online systems.

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Singh Behl, Harkirat
Sapienza, Michael
Singh, Gurkirt
Saha, Suman
Cuzzolin, Fabio
Torr, Philip H.S.

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


Year of publication: 2018
Date of RADAR deposit: 2018-09-20

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