What makes a chair a chair?

@article{Grabner2011WhatMA,
  title={What makes a chair a chair?},
  author={Helmut Grabner and Juergen Gall and Luc Van Gool},
  journal={CVPR 2011},
  year={2011},
  pages={1529-1536}
}
Many object classes are primarily defined by their functions. However, this fact has been left largely unexploited by visual object categorization or detection systems. We propose a method to learn an affordance detector. It identifies locations in the 3d space which “support” the particular function. Our novel approach “imagines” an actor performing an action typical for the target object class, instead of relying purely on the visual object appearance. So, function is handled as a cue… CONTINUE READING

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