PoseGTAC: Graph Transformer Encoder-Decoder with Atrous Convolution for 3D Human Pose Estimation

Xing XuHeng Tao Shen


Graph neural networks (GNNs) have been widely used in the 3D human pose estimation task, since the pose representation of a human body can be naturally modeled by the graph structure. Generally, most of the existing GNN-based models utilize the restricted receptive fields of filters and single-scale information, while neglecting the valuable multi-scale contextual information. To tackle this issue, we propose a novel Graph Transformer Encoder-Decoder with Atrous Convolution, named PoseGTAC, to effectively extract multi-scale context and long-range information. In our proposed PoseGTAC model, Graph Atrous Convolution (GAC) and Graph Transformer Layer (GTL), respectively for the extraction of local multi-scale and global long-range information, are combined and stacked in an encoder-decoder structure, where graph pooling and unpooling are adopted for the interaction of multi-scale information from local to global (e.g., part-scale and body-scale). Extensive experiments on the Human3.6M and MPI-INF-3DHP datasets demonstrate that the proposed PoseGTAC model exceeds all previous methods and achieves state-of-the-art performance.

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