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Electronics 2017, 6(2), 32; doi:10.3390/electronics6020032

A Probabilistic Approach to RFID-Based Localization for Human-Robot Interaction in Social Robotics

Instituto Superior Técnico/Institute for Systems and Robotics, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon 1049-001, Portugal
This paper is an extended version of our paper published in Robot 2015: Second Iberian Robotics Conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, November 19–21, 2015.
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Academic Editors: Michael Sheng and Ali Shemshadi
Received: 7 January 2017 / Revised: 29 March 2017 / Accepted: 4 April 2017 / Published: 17 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue RFID Systems and Applications)
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Abstract

This paper describes a novel strategy to Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tag detection for human– robot interaction (HRI) purposes. The anisotropic detection pattern of the RFID reader antenna is combined with a probabilistic algorithm to obtain a coarse angular position relative to the RFID reader that can be used, for example, for behavioral control based on proxemics areas around the robot. The success rate achieved is suitable for HRI purposes. The paper presents experimental results on a detection model for the reader. View Full-Text
Keywords: RFID; tag position estimate; human–robot interaction; social robotics RFID; tag position estimate; human–robot interaction; social robotics
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Sequeira, J.S.; Gameiro, D. A Probabilistic Approach to RFID-Based Localization for Human-Robot Interaction in Social Robotics
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