Action Recognition Based on Joint Trajectory Maps Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Research paper by Pichao Wang, Zhaoyang Li, Yonghong Hou, Wanqing Li

Indexed on: 08 Nov '16Published on: 08 Nov '16Published in: arXiv - Computer Science - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


Recently, Convolutional Neural Networks (ConvNets) have shown promising performances in many computer vision tasks, especially image-based recognition. How to effectively use ConvNets for video-based recognition is still an open problem. In this paper, we propose a compact, effective yet simple method to encode spatio-temporal information carried in $3D$ skeleton sequences into multiple $2D$ images, referred to as Joint Trajectory Maps (JTM), and ConvNets are adopted to exploit the discriminative features for real-time human action recognition. The proposed method has been evaluated on three public benchmarks, i.e., MSRC-12 Kinect gesture dataset (MSRC-12), G3D dataset and UTD multimodal human action dataset (UTD-MHAD) and achieved the state-of-the-art results.