A Dual-Source Approach for 3D Pose Estimation from a Single ImageHashim Yasin Umar Iqbal Björn Krüger Andreas Weber Juergen Gall
One major challenge for 3D pose estimation from a single RGB image is the acquisition of sufficient training data. In particular, collecting large amounts of training data that contain unconstrained images and are annotated with accurate 3D poses is infeasible. We therefore propose to use two independent training sources. The first source consists of images with annotated 2D poses and the second source consists of accurate 3D motion capture data. To integrate both sources, we propose a dual-source approach that combines 2D pose estimation with efficient and robust 3D pose retrieval. In our experiments, we show that our approach achieves state-of-the-art results and is even competitive when the skeleton structure of the two sources differ substantially.
Hashim Yasin*, Umar Iqbal*, Björn Krüger, Andreas Weber, Juergen Gall
A Dual-Source Approach for 3D Pose Estimation from a Single Image
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2016 (CVPR'16), Las Vegas, USA.
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Hashim Yasin gratefully acknowledges the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for providing the financial support. The authors would also like to acknowledge the financial support from the DFG Emmy Noether program (GA 1927/1-1) and DFG research grant (KR 4309/2-1). A big thanks to Andreas Doering for preparing the source code for public availability.