Transferring Dense Object Detection Models to Event-Based Data

AuthorMechler, Vinzenz; Rojtberg, Pavel
TypeConference Paper
AbstractEvent-based image representations are fundamentally different to traditional dense images. This poses a challenge to apply current state-of-the-art models for object detection as they are designed for dense images. In this work we evaluate the YOLO object detection model on event data. To this end we replace dense-convolution layers by either sparse convolutions or asynchronous sparse convolutions which enables direct processing of event-based images and compare the performance and runtime to feeding event-histograms into dense-convolutions. Here, hyper-parameters are shared across all variants to isolate the effect sparse-representation has on detection performance. At this, we show that current sparse-convolution implementations cannot translate their theoretical lower computation requirements into an improved runtime.
ConferenceInternational Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality 2022