Deep RGB-D Canonical Correlation Analysis For Sparse Depth Completion

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 32 (NeurIPS 2019)

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Yiqi Zhong, Cho-Ying Wu, Suya You, Ulrich Neumann


In this paper, we propose our Correlation For Completion Network (CFCNet), an end-to-end deep learning model that uses the correlation between two data sources to perform sparse depth completion. CFCNet learns to capture, to the largest extent, the semantically correlated features between RGB and depth information. Through pairs of image pixels and the visible measurements in a sparse depth map, CFCNet facilitates feature-level mutual transformation of different data sources. Such a transformation enables CFCNet to predict features and reconstruct data of missing depth measurements according to their corresponding, transformed RGB features. We extend canonical correlation analysis to a 2D domain and formulate it as one of our training objectives (i.e. 2d deep canonical correlation, or “2D^2CCA loss"). Extensive experiments validate the ability and flexibility of our CFCNet compared to the state-of-the-art methods on both indoor and outdoor scenes with different real-life sparse patterns. Codes are available at: