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Embedded Recurrent Network for Head Pose Estimation in Car

Abstract: An accurate and fast driver's head pose estimation is a rich source of information, in particular in the automotive context. Head pose is a key element for driver's behavior investigation, pose analysis, attention monitoring and also a useful component to improve the efficacy of Human-Car Interaction systems. In this paper, a Recurrent Neural Network is exploited to tackle the problem of driver head pose estimation, directly and only working on depth images to be more reliable in presence of varying or insufficient illumination. Experimental results, obtained from two public dataset, namely Biwi Kinect Head Pose and ICT-3DHP Database, prove the efficacy of the proposed method that overcomes state-of-art works. Besides, the entire system is implemented and tested on two embedded boards with real time performance.


Borghi, Guido; Gasparini, Riccardo; Vezzani, Roberto; Cucchiara, Rita "Embedded Recurrent Network for Head Pose Estimation in Car" Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Redondo Beach CA, USA, June 11-14, 2017

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