An Automated Asset Locating System (AALS) with Applications to Inventory Management

  • Thomas H. Miller
  • David A. Stolfo
  • John R. Spletzer
Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 62)

Abstract

In this work, we present a proof-of-concept Automated Asset Locating System (AALS) for enhancing inventory management. AALS integrates LIDAR and RFID sensor measurements into a Rao-Blackwellized particle filter for simultaneously localizing its pose with the positions of assets in the environment. We present significant experimental results where the proof-of-concept system successfully traveled a total distance of 1.4 km autonomously,while detecting and mapping all 143 available assets in real-time, and with a mean position error of < 80 cm.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas H. Miller
    • 1
  • David A. Stolfo
    • 1
  • John R. Spletzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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