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Anomaly Detection in the Latent Space of VAEs

Klaus, Simon 1
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


One of the most important challenges in the development of autonomous driving systems is to make them robust against unexpected or unknown objects. Many of these systems perform really good in a controlled environment where they encounter situation for which they have been trained. In order for them to be safely deployed in the real world, they need to be aware if they encounter situations or novel objects for which the have not been sufficiently trained for in order to prevent possibly dangerous behavior. In reality, they often fail when dealing with such kind of anomalies, and do so without any signs of uncertainty in their predictions. This thesis focuses on the problem of detecting anomalous objects in road images in the latent space of a VAE. For that, normal and anomalous data was used to train the VAE to fit the data onto two prior distributions. This essentially trains the VAE to create an anomaly and a normal cluster. This structure of the latent space makes it possible to detect anomalies in it by using clustering algorithms like k-means. Multiple experiments were carried out in order to improve to separation of normal and anomalous data in the latent space. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000154302
Veröffentlicht am 01.02.2023
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Publikationsdatum 04.10.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000154302
Verlag Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Umfang xi, 59 S.
Art der Arbeit Abschlussarbeit - Bachelor
Prüfungsdaten 04.10.2022
Referent/Betreuer Zöllner, J. M.
Oberweis, A.
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