# RAZE: Region Guided Self-Supervised Gaze Representation Learning

4 Aug 2022  ·  , , ·

Automatic eye gaze estimation is an important problem in vision based assistive technology with use cases in different emerging topics such as augmented reality, virtual reality and human-computer interaction. Over the past few years, there has been an increasing interest in unsupervised and self-supervised learning paradigms as it overcomes the requirement of large scale annotated data. In this paper, we propose RAZE, a Region guided self-supervised gAZE representation learning framework which leverage from non-annotated facial image data. RAZE learns gaze representation via auxiliary supervision i.e. pseudo-gaze zone classification where the objective is to classify visual field into different gaze zones (i.e. left, right and center) by leveraging the relative position of pupil-centers. Thus, we automatically annotate pseudo gaze zone labels of 154K web-crawled images and learn feature representations via Ize-Net' framework. Ize-Net' is a capsule layer based CNN architecture which can efficiently capture rich eye representation. The discriminative behaviour of the feature representation is evaluated on four benchmark datasets: CAVE, TabletGaze, MPII and RT-GENE. Additionally, we evaluate the generalizability of the proposed network on two other downstream task (i.e. driver gaze estimation and visual attention estimation) which demonstrate the effectiveness of the learnt eye gaze representation.

PDF Abstract

## Code Add Remove Mark official

No code implementations yet. Submit your code now