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PTT: Point-Trajectory Transformer for Efficient Temporal 3D Object Detection

Kuan-Chih Huang · Weijie Lyu · Ming-Hsuan Yang · Yi-Hsuan Tsai

Arch 4A-E Poster #32
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Thu 20 Jun 5 p.m. PDT — 6:30 p.m. PDT


Recent temporal LiDAR-based 3D object detectors achieve promising performance based on the two-stage proposal-based approach. They generate 3D box candidates from the first-stage dense detector, followed by different temporal aggregation methods. However, these approaches require per-frame objects or whole point clouds, posing challenges related to memory bank utilization. Moreover, point clouds and trajectory features are combined solely based on concatenation, which may neglect effective interactions between them. In this paper, we propose a point-trajectory transformer with long short-term memory for efficient temporal 3D object detection. To this end, we only utilize point clouds of current-frame objects and their historical trajectories as input to minimize the memory bank storage requirement. Furthermore, we introduce modules to encode trajectory features, focusing on long short-term and future-aware perspectives, and then effectively aggregate them with point cloud features. We conduct extensive experiments on the large-scale Waymo dataset to demonstrate that our approach performs well against state-of-the-art methods. The source codes and trained models will be made publicly available.

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