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Novel artificial landmark design for indoor mobile robots

Traditional artificial landmarks for mobile robots mostly rely on color marking or regular structures like barcodes and QR-codes. Color-coded markers could be quickly detected, but they carry limited data, and scannable codes require ideal conditions (lighting, reading angle, etc.) to work.

The Mobile Robot Algorithms Laboratory introduces a new landmark design, which combines all advantages of traditional types and downplays their drawbacks. Moreover, it allows detecting landmarks in the auxiliary video stream.

The paper is published: The artificial landmark design for mobile robots localization and mapping