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RFID-Based Localization

We are developing a system for highly accurate localization of parts that is accurate enough to be suitable for mobile manipulation. The method takes advantage of RF multipath effects and is robust to occlusion. We have demonstrated localization to an error of less than 2 cm and 4 degrees.


  • Jue Wang, Fadel Adib, Ross A. Knepper, Dina Katabi, and Daniela Rus. “RF-Compass: Robot Object Manipulation using RFIDs”. Proceedings of MobiCom: International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking. Miami, USA, September 2013. [PDF]