Spatio-Temporal Action Detection Under Large Motion

Gurkirt Singh, Vasileios Choutas, Suman Saha, Fisher Yu, Luc Van Gool
WACV 2023

Spatio-Temporal Action Detection Under Large Motion


Current methods for spatiotemporal action tube detection often extend a bounding box proposal at a given keyframe into a 3D temporal cuboid and pool features from nearby frames. However, such pooling fails to accumulate meaningful spatiotemporal features if the position or shape of the actor shows large 2D motion and variability through the frames, due to large camera motion, large actor shape deformation, fast actor action and so on. In this work, we aim to study the performance of cuboid-aware feature aggregation in action detection under large action. Further, we propose to enhance actor feature representation under large motion by tracking actors and performing temporal feature aggregation along the respective tracks. We define the actor motion with intersection-over-union (IoU) between the boxes of action tubes/tracks at various fixed time scales. The action having a large motion would result in lower IoU over time, and slower actions would maintain higher IoU. We find that track-aware feature aggregation consistently achieves a large improvement in action detection performance, especially for actions under large motion compared to the cuboid-aware baseline. As a result, we also report state-of-the-art on the large-scale MultiSports dataset.






 title={Spatio-Temporal Action Detection Under Large Motion},
 author={Singh, Gurkirt and Choutas, Vasileios and Saha, Suman and Yu, Fisher and Van Gool, Luc},
 booktitle={Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision},