Date: June 09, 2021
Our goal is to develop astandard that is widely used and adopted. For that reason, we are asking for support from all potiantial future users of ASAM OpenLABEL and collect your feedback, ideas and further requirements that need to be considered.
From working with different customers, a significant fragmentation emerged in the way each individual organization categorizes and describes the objects populating the driving environment. Such categorizations and descriptions are the fundamental building block of any Autonomous Driving System’s (ADS) perception stack, since it is through them that an ADS comes to a basic and profound understanding of the status of around its surrounding.
The lack of a common labelingstandard in the industry is the root cause of several different issues:
The OpenLABELstandard particularly focusses on the following topics:
ASAM OpenLABEL will be represented in a JSON format and can therefore be easily parsed by tools and applications. ASAM OpenLABEL will specify which coordinate systems are used as reference for the label. This already facilitates the conversion a lot.
Extended Labeling Objects
ASAM OpenLABEL will also provide methods to label objects in a scene (one point in time/ frame) as well as across multiple scenes by enhancing the methods to label actions, intentions and relations between objects.
Labeling Different Data Types
The ASAM OpenLABEL format will be capable of managing different types of labeling methods, for different types of data. This includes 2D and 3D bounding boxes, the rotation of 3D bounding boxes, semantic segmentation of images and point clouds. These semantic segmentations can be either instance classes, single/multi-class, partial or full classes.
It is important that the labeling fits into the taxonomy definitions of a user/company. For that reason, the project group intends to provide ASAM OpenLABEL with the ability to import ontologies and taxonomies for the labeling process. The ASAM OpenLABEL project group is closely interacting with the ASAM OpenXOntology project to align ASAM OpenLABEL with the OpenX domain model and to provide requirements for the ASAM OpenXOntology standard.
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