MPII Cooking Composite Activities

This site hosts the MPII (Max Planck Institute for Informatics) Cooking Composite Activities dataset as well the corresponding publications [1],[2] and code.

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The data is only to be used for scientific purposes and must not be republished other than by the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. The scientific use includes processing the data and showing it in publications and presentations. When using it please cite [1].

Activity Recognition dataset

See also our cooking activities dataset, which is a subset of this dataset, note that attribute annotations are, although similar, not identical to the ones used in the MPII cooking activities dataset.

Please contact Marcus Rohrbach if you have any questions or interested in other data not published.

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Supplemental material video


The authors would like to thank the annotators for the effort they put into this project, among others:
Amirhossein Baradaranshahroudi, Florin Haque, Seyed Mehdi Khodadad Hosseini, Dragana Majstorovic, and Banafsheh Sadry


The dataset was recorded with a camera system from 4D View Solutions.

Help & Contact

If you need any help or have any suggestions feel free to contact Marcus Rohrbach.
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[1] Script Data for Attribute-based Recognition of Composite Activities, M. Rohrbach, M. Regneri, M. Andriluka, S. Amin, M. Pinkal and B. Schiele, European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), October, (2012)

[2] A Database for Fine Grained Activity Detection of Cooking Activities, M. Rohrbach, S. Amin, M. Andriluka and B. Schiele, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June, (2012)