[evaal contest] Two questions on deploying a system for track1 (localization)

Paolo Barsocchi paolo.barsocchi at isti.cnr.it
Fri Jun 22 10:51:27 CEST 2012

On 21 June 2012 22:54,  <dsalvi at lst.tfo.upm.es> wrote:
> Caro Maurizio,
>> 1. Does the competition allow measuring with more precision the
>> coordinates of some of the objects found in the LivingLab (e.g., kitchen
>> appliances, table and chairs, etc.) before the actual 1-hour slot reserved
>> for the deployment of the system?
> the deployment time includes calibration and measurements, thus I would
> say: no, you need to take measurements within that hour.
> Consider that you can have more than one people working at time (although
> the more people you have the lower the score will be)

If measure the coordinates of the LivingLab is seen as integrate the information
we have provided, it is my opinion that we can give this opportunity
to all teams
that require to have more precise information.

Members of the localization program committee, what do you think?

>> 2. Is it possible to measure the coordinates at which the sensors will be
>> deployed and eventually mark them before the actual 1-hour slot reserved
>> for the deployment? (in this way, during the 1-hour deployment slot, one
>> will have to only enter the LivingLab and position the sensors, instead of
>> first measuring their coordinates and then position them).
> as said before: the 1 hour deployment includes measurements and
> calibration, you cannot use extra time.
> I suggest you to come already with an idea of where to position the
> beacons and to just refine the measurement in place.
> A little suggestion for all competitors: laser distance meters are allowed
> ;) (but are expensive!)

I agree with Dario. Also in the last competition the competitors spend time to
measure the sensors coordinates.

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