Depth Masked Discriminative Correlation Filter

Research paper by Uğur Kart, Joni-Kristian Kämäräinen, Jiří Matas, Lixin Fan, Francesco Cricri

Indexed on: 26 Feb '18Published on: 26 Feb '18Published in: arXiv - Computer Science - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


Depth information provides a strong cue for occlusion detection and handling, but has been largely omitted in generic object tracking until recently due to lack of suitable benchmark datasets and applications. In this work, we propose a Depth Masked Discriminative Correlation Filter (DM-DCF) which adopts novel depth segmentation based occlusion detection that stops correlation filter updating and depth masking which adaptively adjusts the spatial support for correlation filter. In Princeton RGBD Tracking Benchmark, our DM-DCF is among the state-of-the-art in overall ranking and the winner on multiple categories. Moreover, since it is based on DCF, ``DM-DCF`` runs an order of magnitude faster than its competitors making it suitable for time constrained applications.