Robust Real-Time Tracking of Multiple Objects by Volumetric Mass Densities

Horst Possegger, Sabine Sternig, Thomas Mauthner, Peter M. Roth, Horst Bischof; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013, pp. 2395-2402

Abstract


Combining foreground images from multiple views by projecting them onto a common ground-plane has been recently applied within many multi-object tracking approaches. These planar projections introduce severe artifacts and constrain most approaches to objects moving on a common 2D ground-plane. To overcome these limitations, we introduce the concept of an occupancy volume exploiting the full geometry and the objects' center of mass and develop an efficient algorithm for 3D object tracking. Individual objects are tracked using the local mass density scores within a particle filter based approach, constrained by a Voronoi partitioning between nearby trackers. Our method benefits from the geometric knowledge given by the occupancy volume to robustly extract features and train classifiers on-demand, when volumetric information becomes unreliable. We evaluate our approach on several challenging real-world scenarios including the public APIDIS dataset. Experimental evaluations demonstrate significant improvements compared to state-of-theart methods, while achieving real-time performance.

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@InProceedings{Possegger_2013_CVPR,
author = {Possegger, Horst and Sternig, Sabine and Mauthner, Thomas and Roth, Peter M. and Bischof, Horst},
title = {Robust Real-Time Tracking of Multiple Objects by Volumetric Mass Densities},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2013}
}