Monday, March 17, 2008

Where's My Roomba? WiFi Signal Measuring

Electrical and Computer Engineering students at the Jacobs School of Engineering (part of UCSD, the University of California in San Diego) can join a Sponsored Student Design Project (ECE 191). In one of last winter season's projects, students were challenged to develop a system that can determine a Roomba's indoors position very acurately. They seem to have used both tracking data from the Roomba itself as well as Wifi signal strength from a couple of Wifi routers. We're not this far yet, but to me it sounds very cool! They put this clip on YouTube:

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