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Robust 3D Action Recognition with Random Occupancy Patterns

Jiang Wang, Zicheng Liu, Jan Chorowski, Zhuoyuan Chen, and Ying Wu


We study the problem of action recognition from depth sequences captured by depth cameras, where noise and occlusion are common problems because they are captured with a single commodity camera. In order to deal with these issues, we extract semi-local features called random occupancy pattern (ROP) features, which employ a novel sampling scheme that effectively explores an extremely large sampling space. We also utilize a sparse coding approach to robustly encode these features. The proposed approach does not require careful parameter tuning. Its training is very fast due to the use of the high-dimensional integral image, and it is robust to the occlusions. Our technique is evaluated on two datasets captured by commodity depth cameras: an action dataset and a hand gesture dataset. Our classification results are superior to those obtained by the state of the art approaches on both datasets.


Publication typeProceedings
Published in12th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
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