Homography Decomposition Networks for Planar Object Tracking


  • Xinrui Zhan Zhejiang University
  • Yueran Liu Zhejiang University
  • Jianke Zhu Zhejiang University Alibaba-Zhejiang University Joint Institute of Frontier Technologies
  • Yang Li East China Normal University




Computer Vision (CV)


Planar object tracking plays an important role in AI applications, such as robotics, visual servoing, and visual SLAM. Although the previous planar trackers work well in most scenarios, it is still a challenging task due to the rapid motion and large transformation between two consecutive frames. The essential reason behind this problem is that the condition number of such a non-linear system changes unstably when the searching range of the homography parameter space becomes larger. To this end, we propose a novel Homography Decomposition Networks~(HDN) approach that drastically reduces and stabilizes the condition number by decomposing the homography transformation into two groups. Specifically, a similarity transformation estimator is designed to predict the first group robustly by a deep convolution equivariant network. By taking advantage of the scale and rotation estimation with high confidence, a residual transformation is estimated by a simple regression model. Furthermore, the proposed end-to-end network is trained in a semi-supervised fashion. Extensive experiments show that our proposed approach outperforms the state-of-the-art planar tracking methods at a large margin on the challenging POT, UCSB and POIC datasets. Codes and models are available at https://github.com/zhanxinrui/HDN.




How to Cite

Zhan, X., Liu, Y., Zhu, J., & Li, Y. (2022). Homography Decomposition Networks for Planar Object Tracking. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 36(3), 3234-3242. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v36i3.20232



AAAI Technical Track on Computer Vision III