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RFID Technology-based Exploration and SLAM for Search And Rescue

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RFID Technology-based Exploration and SLAM for Search And Rescue
— Robot search and rescue is a time critical task, i.e. a large terrain has to be explored by multiple robots within a short amount of time. The efficiency of exploration depends mainly on the coordination between the robots and hence on the reliability of communication, which considerably suffers under the hostile conditions encountered after a disaster. Furthermore, rescue robots have to generate a map of the environment which has to be sufficiently accurate for reporting the locations of victims to human task forces. Basically, the robots have to solve autonomously in real-time the problem of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). This paper proposes a novel method for real-time exploration and SLAM based on RFID tags that are autonomously distributed in the environment. We utilized the algorithm of Lu and Milios [8] for calculating globally consistent maps from detected RFID tags. Furthermore we show how RFID tags can be used for coordinating the exploration of multiple ...
Alexander Kleiner, Johann Prediger, Bernhard Nebel
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where IROS
Authors Alexander Kleiner, Johann Prediger, Bernhard Nebel
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