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Human Tracking in Occlusion based on Reappearance Event Estimation
Mashad Nemati, Hassan, Gholami Shahbandi, Saeed, Åstrand, Björn
Relying on the commonsense knowledge that the trajectory of any physical entity in the spatio-temporal domain is continuous, we propose a heuristic data association technique. The technique is used in conjunction with an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) for human tracking under occlusion. Our method is capable of tracking moving objects, maintain their state hypothesis even in the period of occlusion, and associate the target reappeared from occlusion with the existing hypothesis. The technique relies on the estimation of the reappearance event both in time and location, accompanied with an alert signal that would enable more intelligent behavior (e.g. in path planning). We implemented the proposed method, and evaluated its performance with real-world data. The result validates the expected capabilities, even in case of tracking multiple humans simultaneously.
Nyckelord: Detection and Tracking Moving Objects; Extended Kalman Filter; Human Tracking; Occlusion; Intelligent Vehicles; Mobile Robots