Hierarchical Point Cloud Encoding and Decoding With Lightweight Self-Attention Based Model

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Hierarchical Point Cloud Encoding and Decoding With Lightweight Self-Attention Based Model
Title:
Hierarchical Point Cloud Encoding and Decoding With Lightweight Self-Attention Based Model
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IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Publication Date:
08 February 2022
Citation:
Puang, E. Y., Zhang, H., Zhu, H., & Jing, W. (2022). Hierarchical Point Cloud Encoding and Decoding With Lightweight Self-Attention Based Model. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 7(2), 4542–4549. https://doi.org/10.1109/lra.2022.3149569
Abstract:
In this paper we present SA-CNN, a hierarchical and lightweight self-attention based encoding and decoding architecture for representation learning of point cloud data. The proposed SA-CNN introduces convolution and transposed convolution stacks to capture and generate contextual information among unordered 3D points. Following conventional hierarchical pipeline, the encoding process extracts feature in local-to-global manner, while the decoding process generates feature and point cloud in coarse-to-fine, multi-resolution stages. We demonstrate that SA-CNN is capable of a wide range of applications, namely classification, part segmentation, reconstruction, shape retrieval, and unsupervised classification. While achieving the state-of-the-art or comparable performance in the benchmarks, SA-CNN maintains its model complexity several order of magnitude lower than the others. In term of qualitative results, we visualize the multi-stage point cloud reconstructions and latent walks on rigid objects as well as deformable non-rigid human and robot models.
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Funding Info:
This research / project is supported by the A*STAR - AME Programmatic Funding Scheme
Grant Reference no. : A18A2b0046

This research / project is supported by the A*STAR - Career Development Fund
Grant Reference no. : C210812033

This research / project is supported by the A*STAR - RobotHTPO Seed Fund
Grant Reference no. : C211518008
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2377-3766
2377-3774
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