Leveraging domain labels for object detection from UAVs

01/29/2021
by   Benjamin Kiefer, et al.
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Object detection from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is of great importance in many aerial vision-based applications. Despite the great success of generic object detection methods, a large performance drop is observed when applied to images captured by UAVs. This is due to large variations in imaging conditions, such as varying altitudes, dynamically changing viewing angles, and different capture times. We demonstrate that domain knowledge is a valuable source of information and thus propose domain-aware object detectors by using freely accessible sensor data. By splitting the model into cross-domain and domain-specific parts, substantial performance improvements are achieved on multiple datasets across multiple models and metrics. In particular, we achieve a new state-of-the-art performance on UAVDT for real-time detectors. Furthermore, we create a new airborne image dataset by annotating 13 713 objects in 2 900 images featuring precise altitude and viewing angle annotations.

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