LARa: Creating a Dataset for Human Activity Recognition in Logistics Using Semantic Attributes

Sensors (Basel). 2020 Jul 22;20(15):4083. doi: 10.3390/s20154083.


Optimizations in logistics require recognition and analysis of human activities. The potential of sensor-based human activity recognition (HAR) in logistics is not yet well explored. Despite a significant increase in HAR datasets in the past twenty years, no available dataset depicts activities in logistics. This contribution presents the first freely accessible logistics-dataset. In the 'Innovationlab Hybrid Services in Logistics' at TU Dortmund University, two picking and one packing scenarios were recreated. Fourteen subjects were recorded individually when performing warehousing activities using Optical marker-based Motion Capture (OMoCap), inertial measurement units (IMUs), and an RGB camera. A total of 758 min of recordings were labeled by 12 annotators in 474 person-h. All the given data have been labeled and categorized into 8 activity classes and 19 binary coarse-semantic descriptions, also called attributes. The dataset is deployed for solving HAR using deep networks.

Keywords: attribute-based representation; dataset; human activity recognition; inertial measurement unit; logistics; motion capturing.

MeSH terms

  • Human Activities*
  • Humans
  • Motion
  • Semantics*