Marker-based localizing for indoor navigation.
Sudarshan S. Chawathe.
In Proceedings of the 10th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Seattle, Washington, October 2007.
We present a method for assigning markers to locations to enable navigation by observing short sequences of markers. A motivating application is indoor navigation, where pedestrians can determine their location using the sequence of recently encountered markers as they walk along hallways in a building. While we may solve this problem simply by assigning a unique marker to each location, such a solution limits the granularity of localization due to limits on the number of distinct markers. We present a more efficient solution that uses a sequence of recently seen markers to determine locations. We demonstrate that our solution yields significant improvements over the naive solution even when the marker-sequences are quite short, consisting of only three of four markers each.
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