3D-SIC: 3D Semantic Instance Segmentation for RGB-D Scans
Ji Hou1     Angela Dai2     Matthias Nießner1    
    1Technical University of Munich     2Stanford University
arXiv 2019

This paper focuses on the task of semantic instance completion: from an incomplete, RGB-D scan of a scene, we aim to detect the individual object instances comprising the scene and jointly infer their complete object geometry. This enables a semantically meaningful decomposition of a scanned scene into individual, complete 3D objects. This semantic instance completion of a 3D scene opens up many new possibilities in enabling meaningful interactions with a scene, for instance for virtual or robotic agents. Rather than considering 3D semantic instance segmentation and scan completion separately, we propose 3D-SIC, a new end-to-end 3D convolutional neural network which jointly learns to detect object instances and predict their complete geometry -- achieving significantly better performance than treating these tasks independently. 3D-SIC leverages joint color-geometry feature learning and a fully-convolutional 3D network to effectively infer semantic instance completion for 3D scans at scale. Our method runs at interactive rates, taking several seconds inference time on scenes of 30m x 25m spatial extent. For the task of semantic instance completion, we additionally introduce a new semantic instance completion benchmark on real scan data, where we outperform alternative approaches by over 15 in mAP@0.5.