Autonomous Robot Localization Using WiFi Fingerprinting

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This paper discusses autonomous robot localization using WiFi fingerprinting.

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Creation Date: April 14, 2011
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Bunkley, Terrence

University of North Texas

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Wright, Alex

University of North Texas

Creator (Contributor):
Namuduri, Kamesh

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; kamesh.namuduri@unt.edu

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Place of Publication: [Denton, Texas]
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  • Creation: April 14, 2011
  • EmbargoUntil: April 14, 2013
Description:

This paper discusses autonomous robot localization using WiFi fingerprinting.

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Department: Mathematics
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Abstract: We are using widely available 802.11 wireless networks to determine the location of autonomous robots. Before a robot can accomplish a simple task such as moving to a specific coordinate, it must accurately know its current location with-in a certain degree of accuracy. Humans often take their eye sight and spatial awareness for granted. For a robot, the computational difficulty of solving the same problem becomes apparent. Our implementation creates a database of wireless signal strengths of a given area and uses the current signal strength reading within the area to find a weighted signal space distance. The "closest" point in the database should also correlate with the current position of the robot. Given the robots correct location, the authors can successfully navigate around any area with sufficient Wi-Fi coverage.

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12 p.

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Keyword(s): robots | wireless networks | geographic locations
Source: The Eagle Feather, 2011, Denton: UNT Honors College
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
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Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
Issue: 2011
Volume: 8