Motion Guided 3D Pose Estimation from Videos

Jingbo Wang, Sijie Yan, Yuanjun Xiong, Dahua Lin ;


We propose a new loss function, called motion loss, for the problem of monocular 3D Human pose estimation from 2D pose. It introduces the task of reconstructing keypoint motion into supervision. In computing motion loss, a simple yet effective representation for keypoint motion, called multiscale motion encoding, is introduced. We design a new graph convolutional network architecture, U-shaped GCN (UGCN). It captures both short-term and long-term motion information to fully leverage the additional supervision from the motion loss. We experiment training UGCN with the motion loss on two large scale benchmarks: Human3.6M and MPI-INF-3DHP. Our model surpasses other state-of-the-art models by a large margin. It also demonstrates strong capacity in producing smooth 3D sequences and recovering keypoint motion."

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