YOdar: Uncertainty-based Sensor Fusion for Vehicle Detection with Camera and Radar Sensors

Kamil Kowol, Matthias Rottmann, Stefan Bracke, Hanno Gottschalk

Abstract

In this work, we present an uncertainty-based method for sensor fusion with camera and radar data. The outputs of two neural networks, one processing camera and the other one radar data, are combined in an uncertainty aware manner. To this end, we gather the outputs and corresponding meta information for both networks. For each predicted object, the gathered information is post-processed by a gradient boosting method to produce a joint prediction of both networks. In our experiments we combine the YOLOv3 object detection network with a customized 1D radar segmentation network and evaluate our method on the nuScenes dataset. In particular we focus on night scenes, where the capability of object detection networks based on camera data is potentially handicapped. Our experiments show, that this approach of uncertainty aware fusion, which is also of very modular nature, significantly gains performance compared to single sensor baselines and is in range of specifically tailored deep learning based fusion approaches.

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in Harvard Style

Kowol K., Rottmann M., Bracke S. and Gottschalk H. (2021). YOdar: Uncertainty-based Sensor Fusion for Vehicle Detection with Camera and Radar Sensors.In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-484-8, pages 177-186. DOI: 10.5220/0010239301770186


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart21,
author={Kamil Kowol and Matthias Rottmann and Stefan Bracke and Hanno Gottschalk},
title={YOdar: Uncertainty-based Sensor Fusion for Vehicle Detection with Camera and Radar Sensors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2021},
pages={177-186},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010239301770186},
isbn={978-989-758-484-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - YOdar: Uncertainty-based Sensor Fusion for Vehicle Detection with Camera and Radar Sensors
SN - 978-989-758-484-8
AU - Kowol K.
AU - Rottmann M.
AU - Bracke S.
AU - Gottschalk H.
PY - 2021
SP - 177
EP - 186
DO - 10.5220/0010239301770186