RFID positioning robot: An indoor navigation system

Brian Olszewski, Steven Fenton, Brian Tworek, Jiao Liang, Kumar Yelamarthi

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Abstract

This paper describes a system to improve indoor navigation through use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. The terminal unit is an embedded system equipped with an RFID reader for localization, a mobile robot for navigation, and a combination of ultrasonic and IR sensors for obstacle detection and avoidance during navigation. To increase accuracy of an indoor guidance system, a triangulation method is proposed to accurately detect the location. While the proposed method can be verified by many methods, the accuracy is demonstrated through use of a mobile robot. It navigates to a designated location through continuously monitoring all RFID tags in the vicinity, localizing itself, and calculating the path to the destination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2013 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: May 9 2013May 11 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology
ISSN (Print)2154-0357
ISSN (Electronic)2154-0373

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period05/9/1305/11/13

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