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RFID‐assisted mobile robot system for mapping and surveillance of indoor environments

Annalisa Milella (Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation ISSIA‐CNR, Bari, Italy)
Grazia Cicirelli (Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation ISSIA‐CNR, Bari, Italy)
Arcangelo Distante (Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation ISSIA‐CNR, Bari, Italy)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 7 March 2008

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of passive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for environment mapping and surveillance by an autonomous mobile robot.

Design/methodology/approach

Proposes a fuzzy inference method to localize RFID tags in the environment.

Findings

Demonstrates that RFID technology can be successfully integrated in mobile robot systems to support navigation and provide the robot with mapping and surveillance capabilities.

Originality/value

Use of fuzzy reasoning to learn the model of the RFID device and localize the tags, enhancing the capability of the system to recognize and monitor the environment.

Keywords

Citation

Milella, A., Cicirelli, G. and Distante, A. (2008), "RFID‐assisted mobile robot system for mapping and surveillance of indoor environments", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 2, pp. 143-152. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439910810854638

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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