Indoor mapping and Personnel Tracking
The research carried out at our group aims to be a step forward in improving methods and procedures for indoor navigation and mapping. Currently, the generation of this information is a technological trending topic. We have low quality solutions at very reasonable cost (few hundred euros), but good performance positioning and mapping in interiors is still expensive (tens of thousands of euros) and requires very long acquisition campaigns.
We are working in a new low-cost modular, multi-sensor acquisition and processing platform. The platform uses the newest Commercial-of-the-Shelf sensors and process data under geodetic criteria (redundancy, heterogeneity and rigour).
Latest relevant publications:
E. Angelats, J. A. Navarro, A concept for fast indoor mapping and positioning in post-disaster scenarios , in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management (GISTAM 2018), 17-19 March 2018, Funchal (Portugal).
E. Angelats, J. A. Navarro, Towards a fast, low-cost indoor mapping and positioning system for civil protection and emergency teams , in Proceedings of the International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLII-2/W8, 2017. 5th International Workshop LowCost 3D – Sensors, Algorithms, Applications, 28–29 November 2017, Hamburg (Germany).
D. Calero, E. Fernández, M. E. Parés, Autonomous wheeled robot platform testbed for navigation and mapping using low-cost sensors , in Proceedings of the LowCost 3D 2017, 28-29 November 2017, Hamburg (Germany).
Chesa, M., “Autonomous Rover for Obstacle Avoidance”. Advisors: Calero, D. (CTTC), Casas, O. (UPC). July 2017.
Vukmirika, N., “Autonomous Rover for Indoor Localization”, Advisors: Fernández, E. (CTTC), Pino, D. (UPC), June 2017.
Figure. ARAS platform for indoor positioning and mapping.