2021 Graduate Student Research Conference
That's a Wrap!
The 2021 Graduate Student Research Conference proved to be another energizing and inspiring event! With 45 student presenters, the event came together seamlessly, and we wish to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication in making the 2021 GSRC an amazing and memorable experience.
The post-conference highlights will soon be available on the 2021 GSRC website.
Final Thesis Oral Examination Announcement
Kenneth Mulder (MScIS Program)
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. (MST)
Supervisor: Dr. Maiga Chang
Title of Thesis: INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM USING A MONOCULAR CAMERA AND FIDUCIAL MARKERS FOR CORRECTIONS AND SPATIAL COGNITION LEARNING TASKS
Final oral defences are considered open examinations. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact email@example.com for more details.
The main goal of this research is to determine if an Inertial Navigation System (INS) can be corrected to effectively track a user’s pose, position, and orientation, by using a monocular camera with fiducial markers. In addition, this research determines if an augmented reality (AR) system interface that integrates spatial cognition learning tasks can test and train the user’s spatial cognition. The implications of positive results are that the corrected INS poses on ubiquitous mobile devices provide reasonably accurate, precise, and reliable indoor navigation when a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is unavailable. Positive results indicate that indoor navigation is possible and can increase widespread adoption if planar art is used as fiducial markers to support corrections of cumulative INS errors. This low-cost design could lead to a commercially viable solution that would be especially competitive during a period of economic recession when it is difficult to rationalize expensive hardware and software. This research investigates location-based services (LBS) for use in learning environments, tourism, and emergency services. Suggested areas for future research are to investigate implementing the system for use as an occupational therapy aid for people suffering injuries or diseases affecting their spatial awareness such as topographical disorientation disorder.
Lost and Found, AU’s 2016 Three Minute Thesis competition, Online, Mar 2016
Inertial Navigation System Using a Monocular Camera and Fiducial Markers for Corrections and Spatial Cognition Augmented Reality Learning Tasks, Graduate Student Conference 2016, Edmonton, Sept 2016
Inertial Navigation algorithms, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, Kona, Mar 2017
Inertial Navigation System using Augmented Reality Transformations (ART) for Corrections and Spatial Cognition Learning Tasks, Graduate Student Conference 2019, Leduc, Oct 2019
Accessibility for Everyone with Group Navigation, Canada Comeback Challenge, Online, Jan 2021
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Student Scholarship, Feb 2014, $4663
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology Graduate Student Scholarship, Mar 2014, $3000
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students, Jan 2017, $3000
Athabasca University Graduate Student Research Fund, Mar 2017, $2000
Business + Higher Education Roundtable Canada Comeback Challenge, Jan 2021, $4000
K. Mulder, M. Chang, L. Esmahi and M. Jemni, "Inertial Navigation algorithms," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops), Kona, Big Island, HI, USA, 2017, pp. 14-17.