Reader antennas' configuration effects for two wheeled robots on floor-installed RFID infrastructure - Analysis of forward-backward configuration effect

Kenri Kodaka, Shigeki Sugano

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Abstract

Reader antennas' configuration for two wheeled robots were evaluated to estimate their posture from floor-installed RFID tags. RFID systems where IC tags are installed under/on floors have widely been utilized in recent years as the next positioning infrastructure. The reader antennas should be properly placed on a robot so that such an environment can give full play to its potential capabilities of positioning the robot. This problem calls for guidelines in designing the configuration of reader antennas. Experiments using actual robots cannot offer sufficient data because of time and physical limitations, which prevent helpful and reproducible evaluations. We overcame this problem by constructing a simulation environment using a localization model and by evaluating the effects of configurations on positioning accuracy using computations. Of particular note, we found a "forward-backward configuration effect" from the results and had a detailed a discussion on how it occurred. Finally, a simple experiment using an actual robot validated the effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings
Pages5718-5724
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2010 Oct 182010 Oct 22

Publication series

NameIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period10/10/1810/10/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Kodaka, K., & Sugano, S. (2010). Reader antennas' configuration effects for two wheeled robots on floor-installed RFID infrastructure - Analysis of forward-backward configuration effect. In IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 5718-5724). [5650312] (IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2010.5650312