Opportunistic seamless localisation

Speaker: Maarten Weyn

Company/ Institute: Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen

Event: 9th work meeting

Date: 6 December 2011


Every technique and technology used for localization has its own specific properties and advantages, but also its specific disadvantages. One of the common disadvantages of many existing localization systems is the need for dedicated devices and proprietary infrastructure. Multi-modal systems which use the data coming from different systems and sensors will be the only possibility to allow affordable localization in different situations. The future of localization systems most likely will evolve towards systems that can adapt and cope with any available information provided by mobile clients without the need to install any additional dedicated infrastructure. This type of localization is called opportunistic localization.

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