This workshop focuses on the unique perceptual problems related to autonomous navigation in indoor and outdoor human environments. These problems include human detection and tracking from 2D and/or 3D data, human posture detection and prediction, object detection, segmentation, trajectory forecasting and any other perceptual task that, when solved, provides valuable information to autonomous agents and robots that need to navigate safely in human crowded environments.
Last years the community has paid increasing attention to these perceptual problems and has provided annotated datasets to learn to solve them and evaluate them, yet restricted to the point of view of autonomous vehicles. Robots and other navigating agents, however, view the world from a different perspective, can go indoors, get closer to humans and need to perceive other types of information. In this workshop, we present the JackRabbot social navigation dataset , a novel annotated dataset with the signals from our mobile manipulator JackRabbot. For the workshop we launch the first set of visual challenges, to benchmark perceptual algorithms in this new type of data
The dataset contains 67 minutes of ground truth annotated sensor data acquired from the JackRabbot mobile manipulator and includes more than 50 indoor and outdoor sequences in a university campus environment. Sensor data includes a stereo RGB 360° cylindrical video stream, 3D point clouds from two LiDAR sensors, audio and GPS positions.
In the workshop we will present the winners of the first challenge. We have also as invited speakers world renowned expers in perception for autonomous navigation. We aim to foster discussion between the attendants to find useful synergies and applications of the solutions of perceptual tasks for navigation in human environments.
In this first phase, the annotations of the JackRobot Dataset include:
We launch in this workshop a first challenge on our annotated data in the following categories:
The winner of each challenge will be given an opportunity to present their work as oral peresentation during the workshop.
We invite researchers to submit their papers addressing topics related to autonomous (robot) navigation in human environments. Relevant topics include:
Submisison format should match the ICCV format, e.g. 8 pages, double column format. By submitting to this workshop, authors agree to the review process and understand that we will do our best to match papers to the best possible reviewers. The reviewing process is double blind. Submission to the challenge is independent from the paper submission, but we encourage paper authors to submit to one of the challenges.
Submissions can be made here. If you have any questions about submitting, please contact us here.
|Start Time||End Time||Description|
|8:30 AM||8:45 AM||Introduction|
|8:45 AM||9:15 AM||Invited Talk: Konrad Schindler, ETH Zurich - A Tale of Two Benchmarks|
|9:15 AM||9:45 AM||Invited Talk: Raquel Urtasun, University of Toronto & Uber ATG - TBA|
|9:45 AM||10:15 AM||The JackRabbot Dataset and Challenge|
|10:15 AM||10:45 AM||Coffee Break|
|10:45 AM||11:15 AM||Invited Talk: Michael Black, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems & Amazon - Estimating 3D people interacting with 3D scenes|
|11:15 AM||11:45 AM||Invited Talk: Bernt Schiele, Max Planck Institute for Informatics - 3D Human Pose Estimation and Model Stealing|
|11:45 AM||12:15 AM||Invited Talk: Alexandre Alahi, EPFL - The 3P's of Mobility: Perceiving, Predicting, and Planning|
|12:15 PM||12:30 PM||Discussion and Closing Remarks|
|Afshin Dehghan||Apple, Inc.|
|Amir A. Sadeghian||AiBee, Inc.|
|Anthony Dick||University of Adelaide|
|Chunzhao Guo||Toyota Research Institute|
|Ehsan Adeli||Stanford University|
|Fatemeh Sadat||Australian National University|
|Jingwei Ji||Stanford University|
|Juan Carlos Niebles||Stanford University|
|JunYoung Gwak||Stanford University|
|Kiyosumi Kidono||Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc.|
|Laura Leal-Taixé||Technical University of Munich|
|Niko Suenderhauf||Queensland University of Technology|
|Noriaki Hirose||Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc.|
|Qinfeng Shi||University of Adelaide|
|Shun Taguchi||Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc.|
|Shyamal Buch||Stanford University|
|Noriaki Hirose||Toyota Central|
|Stephen Gould||Australian National University|
|Wongun Choi||AiBee, Inc.|