Paper accepted at ISMAR 2020

We are happy to announce that our paper “TGA: Two-level Group Attention for Assembly State Detection” has been accepted for publication at the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), which will take place online from November 9th to 13th. The IEEE ISMAR is the leading international academic conference in the fields of Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. The symposium is organized and supported by the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE VGTC and ACM SIGGRAPH.

Abstract: Assembly state detection, i.e., object state detection, has a critical meaning in computer vision tasks, especially in AR assisted assembly. Unlike other object detection problems, the visual difference between different object states can be subtle. For the better learning of such subtle appearance difference, we proposed a two-level group attention module (TGA), which consists of inter-group attention and intro-group attention. The relationship between feature groups as well as the representation within a feature group is simultaneously enhanced. We embedded the proposed TGA module in a popular object detector and evaluated it on two new datasets related to object state estimation. The result shows that our proposed attention module outperforms the baseline attention module.

Authors: Hangfan Liu, Yongzhi Su, Jason Raphael Rambach, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker

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