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Autonomous navigation of mobile agents using RFID-enabled space partitions

MA Mehmood, L Kulik, E Tanin

GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems | Published : 2008


Existing techniques for autonomous indoor navigation are often environment-specific and thus limited in terms of their applicability. In this paper, we take a fundamentally different approach to indoor navigation and propose an active environment based navigation system. We argue that for a versatile navigation system the environment itself should provide spatial information. In our proposed approach, navigation is based on the concept of space partitions where the location of an agent is approximated by the closest partition. We show that Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is a viable option for generating space partitions. We present a cost effective deployment strategy for p..

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