Spatio-temporal Depth Cuboid Similarity Feature for Activity Recognition Using Depth Camera

Lu Xia, J.K. Aggarwal; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013, pp. 2834-2841

Abstract


Local spatio-temporal interest points (STIPs) and the resulting features from RGB videos have been proven successful at activity recognition that can handle cluttered backgrounds and partial occlusions. In this paper, we propose its counterpart in depth video and show its efficacy on activity recognition. We present a filtering method to extract STIPs from depth videos (called DSTIP) that effectively suppress the noisy measurements. Further, we build a novel depth cuboid similarity feature (DCSF) to describe the local 3D depth cuboid around the DSTIPs with an adaptable supporting size. We test this feature on activity recognition application using the public MSRAction3D, MSRDailyActivity3D datasets and our own dataset. Experimental evaluation shows that the proposed approach outperforms stateof-the-art activity recognition algorithms on depth videos, and the framework is more widely applicable than existing approaches. We also give detailed comparisons with other features and analysis of choice of parameters as a guidance for applications.

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@InProceedings{Xia_2013_CVPR,
author = {Xia, Lu and Aggarwal, J.K.},
title = {Spatio-temporal Depth Cuboid Similarity Feature for Activity Recognition Using Depth Camera},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2013}
}