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Subject [AAAI 2021] Visual Comfort Aware-Reinforcement Learning for Depth Adjustment of Stereoscopic 3D Images (by Hak Gu Kim) is accepted in AAAI 2021
Name IVY Lab. KAIST
Date 2020-12-03
Title: Visual Comfort Aware-Reinforcement Learning for Depth Adjustment of Stereoscopic 3D Images
Authors: Hak Gu Kim, Minho Park, Sangmin Lee, Seongyeop Kim, Yong Man Ro
 
Depth adjustment aims to enhance the visual experience of stereoscopic 3D (S3D) images, which accompanied with improving visual comfort and depth perception. For a human expert, the depth adjustment procedure is a sequence of iterative decision making. The human expert iteratively adjusted the depth until he is satisfied with the both levels of visual comfort and the perceived depth. In this work, we present a novel deep reinforcement learning (DRL)-based approach for depth adjustment named VCA-RL (Visual Comfort Aware Reinforcement Learning) to explicitly model human sequential decision making in depth editing operations. We formulate the depth adjustment process as a Markov decision process where actions are defined as camera movement operations to control the distance between the left and right cameras. Our agent is trained based on the guidance of an objective visual comfort assessment metric to learn the optimal sequence of camera movement actions in terms of perceptual aspects in stereoscopic viewing. With extensive experiments and user studies, we show the effectiveness of our VCA-RL model on three different S3D databases.