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MSR Speaking Qualifier


Dapeng Zhao Robotics Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, April 23
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
MSR Thesis Talk: Eagle Dapeng Zhao

Title: Predicting Human Trajectories by Learning and Matching Patterns

Zoom Link: https://cmu.zoom.us/j/93356993095?pwd=Nzd3a09PbG9mVkV5blFVaU5nRk1GQT09

As more and more robots are envisioned to cooperate with humans sharing the same space, it is desired for robots to be able to predict others’ trajectories to navigate in a safe and self-explanatory way.
We propose a Convolutional Neural Network-based approach to learn, detect, and extract patterns in sequential trajectory data, known here as Social Pattern Extraction Convolution (Social-PEC).
A set of experiments carried out on the human trajectory prediction problem shows that our model performs comparably to the state of the art and outperforms in some cases. More importantly, the proposed approach unveils the obscurity in the previous use of a pooling layer, presenting a way to intuitively explain the decision-making process.

Dr. Jean Oh (advisor)
Dr. John M. Dolan
Dr. Heather Jones
Jay Patrikar

The thesis document is available at https://bit.ly/3mYO6GK.