Exploring a Surface Using RFID Grid and Group of Mobile Robots

  • Marcin HubaczEmail author
  • Bartosz PawłowiczEmail author
  • Bartosz TrybusEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 743)


The paper deals with discovering a surface covered with a grid of RFID transponders using a group of robots and a master control unit. The robots move across the surface, read data from the transponders and send it to the master. The master collects the data, analyze it to create a map and sends commands to the robots. This way optimization of robot movements is possible to speed up the discovery. Two types of RFID grid have been considered: square- and triangle-based. A laboratory prototype has been created with class 2.0 robots and the master unit running CPDev SFC program under Windows IoT.


RFID Mobile robot Robot group Surface exploring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rzeszów University of TechnologyRzeszówPoland

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