Multi-Scale Stacked Hourglass Network for Human Pose Estimation

Chunsheng Guo, Wenlong Du, Na Ying

Sep 27, 2018 ICLR 2019 Conference Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Abstract: Stacked hourglass network has become an important model for Human pose estimation. The estimation of human body posture depends on the global information of the keypoints type and the local information of the keypoints location. The consistent processing of inputs and constraints makes it difficult to form differentiated and determined collaboration mechanisms for each stacked hourglass network. In this paper, we propose a Multi-Scale Stacked Hourglass (MSSH) network to high-light the differentiation capabilities of each Hourglass network for human pose estimation. The pre-processing network forms feature maps of different scales,and dispatch them to various locations of the stack hourglass network, where the small-scale features reach the front of stacked hourglass network, and large-scale features reach the rear of stacked hourglass network. And a new loss function is proposed for multi-scale stacked hourglass network. Different keypoints have different weight coefficients of loss function at different scales, and the keypoints weight coefficients are dynamically adjusted from the top-level hourglass network to the bottom-level hourglass network. Experimental results show that the pro-posed method is competitive with respect to the comparison algorithm on MPII and LSP datasets.
  • Keywords: Human pose estimation, Hourglass network, Multi-scale analysis
  • TL;DR: Differentiated inputs cause functional differentiation of the network, and the interaction of loss functions between networks can affect the optimization process.
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