MUlti-Store Tracker (MUSTer): A Cognitive Psychology Inspired Approach to Object Tracking

Zhibin Hong, Zhe Chen, Chaohui Wang, Xue Mei, Danil Prokhorov, Dacheng Tao; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 749-758

Abstract


Variations in the appearance of a tracked object, such as changes in geometry/photometry, camera viewpoint, illumination, or partial occlusion, pose a major challenge to object tracking. Here, we adopt cognitive psychology principles to design a flexible representation that can adapt to changes in object appearance during tracking. Inspired by the well-known Atkinson-Shiffrin Memory Model, we propose MUlti-Store Tracker (MUSTer), a dual-component approach consisting of short- and long-term memory stores to process target appearance memories. A powerful and efficient Integrated Correlation Filter (ICF) is employed in the short-term store for short-term tracking. The integrated long-term component, which is based on keypoint matching-tracking and RANSAC estimation, can interact with the long-term memory and provide additional information for output control. MUSTer was extensively evaluated on the CVPR2013 Online Object Tracking Benchmark (OOTB) and ALOV++ datasets. The experimental results demonstrated the superior performance of MUSTer in comparison with other state-of-art trackers.

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@InProceedings{Hong_2015_CVPR,
author = {Hong, Zhibin and Chen, Zhe and Wang, Chaohui and Mei, Xue and Prokhorov, Danil and Tao, Dacheng},
title = {MUlti-Store Tracker (MUSTer): A Cognitive Psychology Inspired Approach to Object Tracking},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}