Smart-bin using Ultrawideband Localization to Assist People with Movement Disabilities

Smarthome has been developed for enhancing convenience and safety, and robots are one of the major parts of the smarthome. The robots assist the elderly and disabled people by helping specific tasks such as drug delivery or following human commands to control smarthome devices. They perform daily activities instead of humans for improving quality of life in the smarthome. Even though throwing away trash is one of daily activities and a simple task, it is sometimes difficult and inconvenient especially when a trash bin is far away from people with movement disabilities. To provide convenience in the task, we propose a smart-bin robot platform. Main function of the smartbin is to deliver the trash bin close to a user. We used Ultrawideband (UWB) sensors since they provide centimeter level accuracy and can be used as ground truth data for the future indoor localization researches. In this paper, we propose a basic robot platform delivering a trash bin in smarthome. The robot platform has been installed in our smathome testbed and to demonstrate how the smart-bin can be helpful to people with movement disabilities.



  • Sanghoon Jeon (
  • Ki-Dong Kang (
  • Haengju Lee ( )
  • Sang Hyuk Son (


Sanghoon Jeon, Ki-Dong Kang, Haengju Lee, and Sang Hyuk Son, “Demo Abstract: Smart-bin using Ultrawideband Localization to Assist People with Movement Disabilities”, IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), Daegu, Korea, Aug 2016.