Special Issue "Indoor Positioning and Navigation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.
Interests: smartphone-based indoor positioning; fuzzy model identification; visual odometry; Bluetooth positioning; sensor fusion with inertial sensors; autonomous mobile systems; data mining
In recent years, rapid development in robotics, mobile, and communication technologies has encouraged many studies in the field of localization and navigation in indoor environments. An accurate localization system that can operate in an indoor environment has much practical value, since it can be built into autonomous mobile systems or a personal navigation system on a smartphone for guiding people through airports, shopping malls, museums and other public institutions, etc. Such a system would be particularly useful for blind people. Modern smartphones are equipped with numerous sensors (inertial sensors, camera, barometer) and communication modules (WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE/5G, UWB), which enable the implementation of various localization algorithms, namely, visual localization, inertial navigation system, and radio localization. For the mapping of indoor environments and localization of autonomous mobile sysems, LIDAR sensors are also frequently used in addition to smartphone sensors. Since visual localization and inertial navigation systems are sensitive to external disturbances, sensor fusion approaches can be used for the implementation of robust localization algorithms. These have to be optimized in order to be computationally efficient, which is essential for real-time processing and low energy consumption on a smartphone or robot.
Prof. Dr. Simon Tomažič
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- indoor positioning
- inertial sensors
- visual positioning
- Bluetooth low energy
- ultra wideband
- sensor fusion
- dead reckoning
- radio positioning
- path planning