Lin X, Casas J, Pardàs M. 3D Point Cloud Segmentation Oriented to The Analysis of Interactions. In The 24th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2016). Budapest, Hungary: Eurasip; 2016.  (10.54 MB)


Given the widespread availability of point cloud data from consumer depth sensors, 3D point cloud segmentation becomes a promising building block for high level applications such as scene understanding and interaction analysis. It benefits from the richer information contained in real world 3D data compared to 2D images. This also implies that the classical color segmentation challenges have shifted to RGBD data, and new challenges have also emerged as the depth information is usually noisy, sparse and unorganized. Meanwhile, the lack of 3D point cloud ground truth labeling also limits the development and comparison among methods in 3D point cloud segmentation. In this paper, we present two contributions: a novel graph based point cloud segmentation method for RGBD stream data with interacting objects and a new ground truth labeling for a previously published data set. This data set focuses on interaction (merge and split between ’object’ point clouds), which differentiates itself from the few existing labeled RGBD data sets which are more oriented to Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) tasks. The proposed point cloud segmentation method is evaluated with the 3D point cloud ground truth labeling. Experiments show the promising result of our approach.

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