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Autonomous robots, drones and repeaters for fast, reliable, low-cost RFID inventorying & localization

Dimitriou Antonis, Tzitzis Anastasios, Filotheou Alexandros, Megalou Spyros, Siachalou Stavroula, Chatzistefanou Aristidis R., Malama Andreana, Tsardoulias, Emmanouil, Panayiotou Konstantinos, Giannelos Evangelos, Vasiliadis Thodoris, Mouroutsos Ioannis, Karanikas Ioannis, Petrou Loukas, Symeonidis, Andreas L, Sahalos, John N, Yioultsis Traianos, Bletsas Aggelos

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Year 2021
Type of Item Conference Publication
Bibliographic Citation A. Dimitriou, A. Tzitzis, A. Filotheou, S. Megalou, S. Siachalou, A. R. Chatzistefanou, A. Malama, E. Tsardoulias, K. Panayiotou, E. Giannelos, T. Vasiliadis, I. Mouroutsos, I. Karanikas, L. Petrou, A. Symeonidis, J. Sahalos, T. Yioultsis and A. Bletsas, "Autonomous robots, drones and repeaters for fast, reliable, low-cost RFID inventorying & localization," presented at the 2021 6th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech), Bol and Split, Croatia, 2021, doi: 10.23919/SpliTec
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This paper presents our latest results of our prototype robots and drones, aiming continuous inventorying and accurate real-time 3D localization of RFID tagged items. We have designed and constructed two ground robots, capable of autonomous inventorying in unknown regions, exploiting state-of-the-art methods from the field of robotics and RF-localization. Furthermore, we present our prototype drone, also capable of 3D inventorying and localization. In addition, we demonstrate the performance of our prototype RFID repeater, which also boosts the read-range of traditional RFID technology. The results of measurements campaigns conducted in different environments for the above prototypes are presented herein.