RPP-Net: Rigid Constrained Point Cloud Prediction Network

Forecasting the future environment is an essential and fundamental capability of autonomous driving systems. In contrast to the widely studied video prediction, only a few literatures have explored LiDAR point cloud prediction. To achieve future point cloud generation, most existing methods are based on free-form 3D scene flow prediction. However, these simple scene flow prediction-based methods may cause distortions since the motions of 3D scenes can be seen as a combination of rigid (static background) and flow (dynamic foreground) motions. To address this issue, the authors propose a simple but effective rigid constrained point cloud prediction network named RPP-Net. The key component of the proposed method is the hybrid motion decoder, which generates motion masks and combines flow motions and rigid motions to produce hybrid motions without additional annotations and sensors. Besides, to reduce running time, they provide a hierarchical cell, which uses a feature encoder to extract deep features and an RPP-RNN module to capture temporal correlations across frames. To evaluate the effectiveness of their RPP-Net, they have conducted extensive experiments on both KITTI dataset and Argoverse dataset and the results show that their RPP-Net significantly outperforms existing methods and achieves a new state-of-the-art.


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  • Accession Number: 01903078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 2023 8:46AM