Human Activity Modeling as Brownian Motion on Shape Manifold
In this paper we propose a stochastic modeling of human activity on a shape manifold. From a video sequence, human activity is extracted as a sequence of shape. Such a sequence is considered as one realization of a random process on shape manifold. Then Different activities are modeled by manifold valued random processes with different distributions. To solve the problem of stochastic modeling on a manifold, we first regress a manifold values process to a Euclidean process. The resulted process then could be modeled by linear models such as a stationary incremental process and a piecewise stationary incremental process. The mapping from manifold to Euclidean space is known as a stochastic development. The idea is to parallelly transport the tangent along curve on manifold to a single tangent space. The advantage of such technique is the one to one correspondence between the process in Euclidean space and the one on manifold. The proposed algorithm is tested on database  and compared with the related work in . The result demonstrate the high accuracy of our modeling in characterizing different activities.
KeywordsBrownian Motion Random Process Video Sequence Tangent Space Curve Development
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