Occlusion Reasoning for Object Detection under Arbitrary Viewpoint
journal contributionposted on 2012-06-01, 00:00 authored by Edward Hsiao, Martial Hebert
We present a unified occlusion model for object instance detection under arbitrary viewpoint. Whereas previous approaches primarily modeled local coherency of occlusions or attempted to learn the structure of occlusions from data, we propose to explicitly model occlusions by reasoning about 3D interactions of objects. Our approach accurately represents occlusions under arbitrary viewpoint without requiring additional training data, which can often be difficult to obtain. We validate our model by extending the state-of-the-art LINE2D method for object instance detection and demonstrate significant improvement in recognizing textureless objects under severe occlusions.