RFID-Based Mobile Robot Positioning - Sensors and Techniques

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Volume-2 Issue-3                          
Year of Publication : 2011
Authors :Y. Tirumala Babu, V. Sai Deepika Reddy


Y. Tirumala Babu, V. Sai Deepika Reddy. "RFID-Based Mobile Robot Positioning - Sensors and Techniques". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT),V2(3):49-53 Nov to Dec 2011. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract— Mobile robot navigation using analog signal strength of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device is a promising alternative of different types of robot navigation methods in the state of the art. Skilled navigation in mobile robotics usually requires solving two problems: the knowledge of the position of the robot, and a motion control strategy. Moreover, when no prior knowledge of the environment is available, the problem becomes even mo re challenging, since the robot has to build a map of its surroundings as it moves. Exact knowledge of the position of a vehicle is a fundamental problem in mobile robot applications. In search for a solution, researchers and engineers have developed a var iety of systems, sensors, and techniques for mobile robot positioning. This paper provides a review of relevant mobile robot positioning technologies. The paper defines seven categories for positioning systems: 1. Odometry; 2. Inertial Navigation; 3. Mag netic Compasses; 4. Active Beacons; 5. Global Positioning Systems; 6. Landmark Navigation; and 7. Model Matching. The characteristics of each category are discussed and examples of existing technologies are given for each category. The field of mobile robo t navigation is active and vibrant, with more great systems and ideas being developed continuously. For this reason the examples presented in this paper serve only to represent their respective categories, but they do not represent a judgment by the authors.


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RFID, Mobile Robot, Vechicle.