Deep actionlet proposals for driver's behavior monitoring

Anwaar Ul-Haq, Jing He, Yanchun Zhang

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Automated cell phone usage detection systems are a privilege for traffic law enforcement to avoid increasing death toll due to irresponsible drive behavior This paper presents a computer vision based approach to automatically monitor driver's behavior during driving especially focusing on irresponsible behavior like use of mobile phone. Majority of the earlier work is based on the camera system inside the vehicle. Our framework however, is based on traffic monitoring cameras on the road. At first, we learn deep action specific features based on pose and appearance representation and train an SVM, named deep actionlet. We then use action-let activations from input images to get candidate actionlet proposals. Finally, we integrate these proposals into a Faster spectral-RCNN replacing region proposal network. The spectral domain provides a significant speedup with underlying model unchanged. The proposed approach is evaluated on the challenging Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) and internally developed Driver in the Wild dataset. Detailed experimental results show that our approach achieves better performance compared to the state-of-the art approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538642764
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event32nd International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand: IVCNZ 2017 - University of Canterbury , Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 04 Dec 201706 Dec 2017 (Conference website) (Conference proceedings)


Conference32nd International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
OtherImage and Vision Computing New Zealand is New Zealand's premier academic conference on all aspects of computer vision, image processing, visualisation and computer graphics.
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