Assens M, McGuinness K, Giró-i-Nieto X, O'Connor N. PathGAN: Visual Scanpath Prediction with Generative Adversarial Networks. In ECCV 2018 Workshop on Egocentric Perception, Interaction and Compution (EPIC). In Press.  (1.08 MB)


We introduce PathGAN, a deep neural network for visual scanpath prediction trained on adversarial examples. A visual scanpath is defined as the sequence of fixation points over an image defined by a human observer with its gaze. PathGAN is composed of two parts, the generator and the discriminator. Both parts extract features from images using off-the-shelf networks, and train recurrent layers to generate or discriminate scanpaths accordingly. In scanpath prediction, the stochastic nature of the data makes it very difficult to generate realistic predictions using supervised learning strategies, but we adopt adversarial training as a suitable alternative. Our experiments prove how PathGAN improves the state of the art of visual scanpath prediction on the Salient360! dataset.

This work obtained the 2nd award in Prediction of Head-gaze Scan-paths for Images, and the 2nd award in Prediction of Eye-gaze Scan-paths for Images at the IEEE ICME 2018 Salient360! Challenge.