Sareh Shirazi

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Place recognition has long been an incompletely solved problem in that all approaches involve significant compromises. Current methods address many but never all of the critical challenges of place recognition – viewpoint-invariance, condition-invariance and minimizing training requirements. Here we present an approach that adapts state-of-the-art object(More)
After the incredible success of deep learning in the computer vision domain, there has been much interest in applying Convolutional Network (ConvNet) features in robotic fields such as visual navigation and SLAM. Unfortunately, there are fundamental differences and challenges involved. Computer vision datasets are very different in character to robotic(More)
Vision-based localization on robots and vehicles remains unsolved when extreme appearance change and viewpoint change are present simultaneously. The current state of the art approaches to this challenge either deal with only one of these two problems; for example FAB-MAP (viewpoint invariance) or SeqSLAM (appearance-invariance), or use extensive training(More)
We propose to learn tasks directly from visual demonstrations by learning to predict the outcome of human and robot actions on an environment. We enable a robot to physically perform a human demonstrated task without knowledge of the thought processes or actions of the human, only their visually observable state transitions. We evaluate our approach on two(More)
Deep learning models have achieved state-of-the-art performance in recognizing human activities, but often rely on utilizing background cues present in typical computer vision datasets that predominantly have a stationary camera. If these models are to be employed by autonomous robots in real world environments, they must be adapted to perform independently(More)
To have a robot actively supporting a human during a collaborative task, it is crucial that robots are able to identify the current action in order to predict the next one. Common approaches make use of high-level knowledge, such as object affordances, semantics or understanding of actions in terms of preand post-conditions. These approaches often require(More)
Object detection is a fundamental task in many computer vision applications, therefore the importance of evaluating the quality of object detection is well acknowledged in this domain. This process gives insight into the capabilities of methods in handling environmental changes. In this paper, a new method for object detection is introduced that combines(More)
We propose a new task of unsupervised action detection by action matching. Given two long videos, the objective is to temporally detect all pairs of matching video segments. A pair of video segments are matched if they share the same human action. The task is category independent—it does not matter what action is being performed—and no(More)
Anticipating future actions is a key component of intelligence, specifically when it applies to real-time systems, such as robots or autonomous cars. While recent work has addressed prediction of raw RGB pixel values in future video frames, we focus on predicting further in future by predicting a summary of moving pixels through a sequence of frames which(More)
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