How accurate can iBeacon used to determine the position of an object, e.g., a home robot? #iBeaconWebinar (by Charles Wu at Intellico)

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Shaun Neal

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This depends on how the application is written.  It is possible to triangulate using iBeacon so you could use multiple iBeacons and calculate a very small distance of high probability.  Primarily its about proximity (e.g. are you near the beacon or not) rather than triangulated. #iBeaconWebinar
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Turning iBeacon reception into triangulation depends on being able to establish a coordinate system throughout the space, and place beacons on to that coordinate system for use with proximity distances.  You'll need a large number of beacons, and perhaps a software toolkit that helps translate a list of beacon proximity distances into a spatial coordinate.  I would expect there are a few companies working on such systems.