New book chapter: “Robotics Meets RFID for Simultaneous Localization (of Robots and Objects) and Mapping(SLAM) – A Joined Problem”

A new book chapter named “Robotics Meets RFID for Simultaneous Localization (of Robots and Objects) and Mapping(SLAM) – A Joined Problem” has been published in the Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics from Wiley, from Antonis G. Dimitriou, Stavroula Siachalou, Emmanouil Tsardoulias, and Loukas Petrou. This publication is focused on deploying a moving robotic platform, i.e. a robot, which hosts radio frequency identification (RFID) equipment and aims to locate passive RFID tags attached to objects in the surrounding area. The robot hosts additional sensors, namely lidar and depth cameras, enabling it to perform SLAM – simultaneous localization (of its own location) and mapping of any (including previously unknown) area. This work has been performed in the context of the Relief project. Read more in the link below!

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/9781119578598.ch7

New publication: “SLAM for autonomous planetary rovers with global localization”

A new publication named “SLAM for autonomous planetary rovers with global localization” has been published in the Journal of Field Robotics, This publication describes the thesis performed from Dimitrios Geromichalos, with the collaboration of ESA (European Space Agency) and our team. This paper describes a novel approach to simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) techniques applied to the autonomous planetary rover exploration scenario to reduce both the relative and absolute localization errors, using two well‐proven techniques: particle filters and scan matching. You can read the full text in the link below.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/rob.21943