Position tracking system for commodities in an indoor environment

Kouji Murakami, Kazuya Matsuo, Tsutomu Hasegawa, Yasunobu Nohara, Ryo Kurazume, Byong Won Ahn

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We propose an object tracking system for a service robot working in an everyday indoor environment. The system is composed of an intelligent cabinet, a floor sensing system and a data management system. The position of an object can be classified into three areas: 1) in/on furniture, 2) on the floor, 3) held by a human or a robot. Being equipped with a RFID reader and loadcells, the intelligent cabinet measures the position of an object in/on itself. The floor sensing system which uses a laser range finder, measures the position of an object on the floor and the position of a human walking in a room. The data management system integrates the position data of the intelligent cabinets and the floor sensing system, and it performs position measurement of an object carried by a human. The object tracking system is successfully demonstrated through experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors 2010 Conference, SENSORS 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th IEEE Sensors Conference 2010, SENSORS 2010 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2010Nov 4 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Other9th IEEE Sensors Conference 2010, SENSORS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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