Occlusion Guided Self-supervised Scene Flow Estimation on 3D Point Clouds
Bojun Ouyang and Dan Raviv
Understanding the flow in 3D space of sparsely sampled points between two consecutive time frames is the core stone of modern geometric-driven systems such as VR/AR, Robotics, and Autonomous driving. The lack of real, non-simulated, labeled data for this task emphasizes the importance of self- or un-supervised deep architectures. This work presents a new self-supervised training method and an architecture for the 3D scene flow estimation under occlusions. Here we show that smart multi-layer fusion between flow prediction and occlusion detection outperforms traditional architectures by a large margin for occluded and non-occluded scenarios. We report state-of-the-art results on Flyingthings3D and KITTI datasets for both the supervised and self-supervised training.