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This is the accompanying code repository for our paper "DFuseNet: Deep Fusion of RGB and Sparse Depth Information for Image Guided Dense Depth Completion"

UPDATE July 2019:

This paper has been accepted for presentation at ITSC 2019 - the 22nd Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference to be held in Auckland, NZ later this year. The arXiv submission has been updated to reflect the latest version of this work.



If you use this work, please cite our paper:

  title={DFuseNet: Deep Fusion of RGB and Sparse Depth Information for Image Guided Dense Depth Completion},
  author={Shivakumar, Shreyas S and Nguyen, Ty and Miller, Ian D. and Chen, Steven W. and Kumar, Vijay and Taylor, Camillo J},


We have docker images with all the necessary libraries installed. If this is of help to you, feel free to raise an issue / request and we will provide this image. However, it is possible that it is equally simple to install the necessary libraries yourself, and we have tested our code with the following versions:

  1. Python3.X (We have tested Python 3.5 and Python 3.6)
  2. CUDA 9.0 and CuDNN 5.1
  3. PyTorch (We have tested 0.4.X)
pip install pytorch
  1. Torch Vision (We have tested 0.2.X)
pip install torchvision
  1. PIL (Python Imaging Library)
pip install Pillow
  1. OpenCV 3.3.X (optional)

Testing the Network

To test our model on the KITTI validation dataset, please first download our pretrained model (which we submitted to the KITTI Depth Completion Benchmark):

  1. Navigate into the DFuseNet code repository and download our pretrained model into the following folder:
mkdir pretrained_weights
cd pretrained_weights/
  1. Once you have the pretrained weights in the correct folder, you can run the script on the KITTI Depth Completion val_selection_cropped sample set:
python3 --rgbin ABC/val_selection_cropped/image \
                             --din ABC/val_selection_cropped/velodyne_raw \
                             --dout XYZ/dfusenet_predictions/ \
                             --gpuid 0

This script will read two directories of images, one for RGB images and one for depth scan images in the KITTI format (scaled by 256.0), perform inference using the pretrained weights and save the predicted images in the KITTI format to a folder dfusenet_predictions in a path specified by you.

  1. We have included the KITTI Depth Completion and Prediction developer kit provided by KITTI so that you can easily verify the results.
cd kitti_dc_devkit/cpp
./evaluate_depth ABC/val_selection_cropped/groundtruth_depth XYZ/dfusenet_predictions
  1. The provided evaluation script will generate evaluation statistics similar to this:
Done. Your evaluation results are:
mean mae: 0.429193
mean rmse: 1.2404
mean inverse mae: 0.00180893
mean inverse rmse: 0.00378059
mean log mae: 0.0222688
mean log rmse: 0.0451639
mean scale invariant log: 0.0449502
mean abs relative: 0.0226224
mean squared relative: 0.0035435
  1. You will also see a folder of generated error maps as well as colormapped depth predictions such as this:

Training the Network

Coming soon..

Penn Drive Mini-Dataset

The set of hand picked LiDAR and RGB images can be downloaded here.

This folder contains 264 image pairs extracted from the original 8 minute drive. If you require the whole rosbag of our drive, please contact us and we'll be happy to provide you with all the data.

lidar/lidar{0..1299}.png - sparse lidar points projected on camera frame, scaled by 256.0, saved as 16bit .png (same as KITTI)
rgb/image{0..1299}.png - color image
viz/overlay{0..1299}.png - visualization of projected points
calib.yaml - homogeneous transformation matrix between ZED Mini and Ouster OS-1

Example Data:

  1. Setup Visualization

  1. Input RGB Image:

  1. LiDAR Projected Onto RGB Image:

  1. Predicted Depth Image using 5000 LiDAR points:

  1. Error Image using remaining ~35,000 LiDAR points as GT:

Paper Media

  1. Qualitative comparisons to other SOTA methods in depth completion (KITTI):

  1. Results on NYUDepthV2:

  1. Results on Virtual KITTI:

  1. Generalization: Trained on KITTI, tested on Virtual KITTI and NYUDepthV2:

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