Local Gaussian Processes for Pose Recognition from Noisy Inputs

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Gaussian processes have been widely used as a method for inferring the pose of
articulated bodies directly from image data. While able to model complex non-linear functions, they are limited due to their inability to model multi-modality caused by ambiguities and varying noise in the data set. For this reason techniques employing mixtures of local Gaussian processes have been proposed to allow multi-modal functions to be predicted accurately [11]. These techniques rely on the calculation of nearest neighbours in the input space to make accurate predictions. However, this becomes a limiting factor when image features are noisy due to changing backgrounds. In this paper we propose a novel method that overcomes this limitation by learning a logistic regression model over the input space to select between the local Gaussian processes. Our proposed method is more robust to a noisy input space than a nearest neighbour approach and provides a better prior over each Gaussian process prediction. Results are demonstrated using synthetic and real data from a sign language data set and HumanEva [9].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2010
EventBritish Machine Vision Conference, BMVC 2010 - Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20103 Sept 2010


ConferenceBritish Machine Vision Conference, BMVC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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