OctNet: Learning Deep 3D Representations at High Resolutions

Gernot Riegler, Ali Osman Ulusoy, Andreas Geiger

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**Resume: **

**1.-** Deep learning for 3D data is becoming popular, with applications in shape classification, semantic scene completion, 3D reconstruction, etc.

**2.-** Memory requirements for 3D deep learning increase cubically with input resolution, limiting networks to 64^3 resolution on a single GPU.

**3.-** 3D data is usually sparse - point clouds cover large areas with low density, voxelized meshes have decreasing occupancy at higher resolutions.

**4.-** Previous work exploited 3D data sparsity: field probing networks, PointNet (lacks local structure), sparse convolutions (memory increases after each convolution).

**5.-** OctNet focuses memory and computation near surfaces using a space partitioning function - an octree with smaller cells near surfaces.

**6.-** Shallow octrees with fixed depth placed in a grid efficiently cover the volume. Encoded as bit strings for fast GPU implementation.

**7.-** OctNet defines convolution, pooling, unpooling operations on the irregular octree structure, which are differentiable for end-to-end learning.

**8.-** OctNet enables the same network to fit up to 256^3 resolution, is faster than dense networks beyond 64^3 resolution.

**9.-** OctNet maintains similar classification accuracy as dense networks. Input resolution has diminishing returns, 32^3 or 64^3 is often sufficient.

**10.-** Higher resolutions help more for orientation estimation and semantic 3D point cloud labeling. 256^3 needed for state-of-the-art results.

**11.-** Future work: learning to generate octrees for tasks like depth completion where the space partitioning is not known a priori.

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