May 11th, 2012  |  Published in Demos, Research

The goal of RELATE is to research in spatial relationships between tangible objects that together form an interface both in P2P location hardware, software (recognition, protocols, applications) and user applications. One goal of the project is to develop generic building blocks for a lightweight short range (room size) location system that does NOT require infrastructure, administration, configuration or management and can be integrated into everyday object. Another goal of the project is to research on potentials and use of such a novel type of location systems.

Selected Publications

Albert Krohn, Michael Beigl, Mike Hazas, Hans-Werner Gellersen (2005) Using Fine-Grained Infrared Positioning to Support the Surface-Based Activities of Mobile Users, 25th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, p. 463-468, IEEE, url, doi:10.1109/ICDCSW.2005.139

Albert Krohn, Tobias Zimmer, Michael Beigl (2004) Enhancing Tabletop Games with Relative Positioning Technology, Proceedings of the Workshop on Gaming Applications in Pervasive Computing Environments at the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive), pdf

Start/End: 2003-2004, 2005-2008 (RELATE II)
Partners: Lancaster University, TU Delft, UMIT
Research Topics: infrared based location systems, ultrasonic based location systems, peer-to-peer location systems, real-time communication protocols, touchable interfaces, location aware applications
Application and economic disseminatiion: Prototype, applications
Follow-ups: Landmarke

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