Peek-a-boo: Occlusion Reasoning in Indoor Scenes with Plane Representations

Publication Date: 6/16/2020

Event: CVPR 2020

Reference: pp 113-121, 2020

Authors: Ziyu Jiang, TAMU, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Buyu Liu, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Samuel Schulter, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Zhangyang Wang, TAMU; Manmohan Chandraker, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., UC San Diego

Abstract: We address the challenging task of occlusion-aware indoor 3D scene understanding. We represent scenes by a set of planes, where each one is defined by its normal, offset and two masks outlining (i) the extent of the visible part and (ii) the full region that consists of both visible and occluded parts of the plane. We infer these planes from a single input image with a novel neural network architecture. It consists of a two-branch category-specific module that aims to predict layout and objects of the scene separately so that different types of planes can be handled better. We also introduce a novel loss function based on plane warping that can leverage multiple views at training time for improved occlusion-aware reasoning. In order to train and evaluate our occlusion-reasoning model, we use the ScanNet dataset and propose (i) a strategy to automatically extract ground truth for both visible and hidden regions and (ii) a new evaluation metric that specifically focuses on the prediction in hidden regions. We empirically demonstrate that our proposed approach can achieve higher accuracy for occlusion reasoning compared to competitive baselines on the ScanNet dataset, e.g. 42.65% relative improvement on hidden regions.

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