About Internet of Things (IoT)
“In computing, the Internet of things(IoT), also known as the Internet of objects, refers to the networked interconnection of everyday objects. It is described as a self-configuring wireless network of sensors whose purpose would be to interconnect all things. The concept is attributed to the former Auto-ID Center, founded in 1999, based at the time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).” (From Wikipedia)
In the IoT, by enabling everyday objects to give human the information about their identity and contexts, human are provided with higher resolution of information about the physical world than previous computing paradigm. As a result, IoT offers us to create a new dimension for applications. In this research we are currently working on five subprojects related to cloud computing, crawler, social networking services, interactive programming, and future network for IoT.
This research aims to build IoT infrastructure which
ubiquitously provides human or computing devices with information about
physical objects anywhere and anytime. In practice, real-world objects are
scattered over any places and they are managed in a federated manner. Thus, we
are currently working on building IoT infrastructure over five levels.
Level 1: integration of heterogeneous wireless
interfaces to extract information about everyday object in the physical world
based on ID-based architecture.
Level 2: object modeling to abstract and hide
underlying complexity of physical-world objects yet accurately reflects events
of physical objects in an efficient, adaptive and scalable manner.
Level 3: data processing to extract low-level
context of physical object by filtering duplicate physical data and collecting
correlated data in a scalable fashion
Level 4: Physical context crawling to
build correlation among physical data and to provide interface to easily share data
about the physical world, enabling search for physical world
Level 5: based on underlying infrastructure, new dimensional
applications in IoT can be realized by interacting with legacy Internet
services, mobile sensing with smart phone, cloud computing, human
social networks, robotics, etc.
We are currently working on building real-world
test-bed to realize IoT vision!!!
Oliot (http://oliot.org) is aiming an international standard based Internet of Things (IoT) Infrastructure Platform, by extending the code system of GS1 and their standard architecture to support various IoT connectivity and protocols such as bar code, RFID, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, etc. Oliot also aims a complete implementation of GS1/EPCglobal standard.
Oliot is a spin-off project of Fosstrak (http://fosstrak.org), an open source RFID software platform that implements the GS1 EPC Network specifications. So significant portion of Oliot implementation was derived from that of Fosstrak project.