3D Human Action Recognition Using Spatio-temporal Motion Templates

Fengjun Lv


Our goal is automatic recognition of basic human actions, such as stand, sit and wave hands, to aid in natural communication between a human and a computer. Human actions are inferred from human body joint motions, but such data has high dimensionality and large spatial and temporal variations may occur in executing the same action. We present a learning-based approach for the representation and recognition of 3D human action. Each action is represented by a template consisting of a set of channels with weights. Each channel corresponds to the evolution of one 3D joint coordinate and its weight is learned according to the Neyman-Pearson criterion. We use the learned templates to recognize actions based on 2 error measurement. Results of recognizing 22 actions on a large set of motion capture sequences as well as several annotated and automatically tracked sequences show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

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