Unsupervised Learning of 3D Semantic Keypoints with Mutual Reconstruction

Haocheng Yuan, Chen Zhao, Shichao Fan, Jiaxi Jiang, Jiaqi Yang ;


"Semantic 3D keypoints are category-level semantic consistent points on 3D objects. Detecting 3D semantic keypoints is a foundation for a number of 3D vision tasks but remains challenging, due to the ambiguity of semantic information, especially when the objects are represented by unordered 3D point clouds. Existing unsupervised methods tend to generate category-level keypoints in implicit manners, making it difficult to extract high-level information, such as semantic labels and topology. From a novel mutual reconstruction perspective, we present an unsupervised method to generate consistent semantic keypoints from point clouds explicitly. To achieve this, we train our unsupervised model to reconstruct both the input object and other objects from the same category based on predicted keypoints. To the best of our knowledge, the proposed method is the first to mine 3D semantic consistent keypoints from a mutual reconstruction view. Experiments under various evaluation metrics as well as comparisons with the state-of-the-arts have verified the efficacy of our new solution to mining semantic consistent keypoints with mutual reconstruction."

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