IoT Device Collaboration

Name: Lonnie Mandigo
Affiliation: HP Inc.
Phone: 541-360-4483
E-mail: lonnie.mandigo@hp.com
Website:
Knowledge Required: EE and software. Perhaps other skills depending on the use case selected.
Motivation: Loosely coupled cyber physical systems (aka, the Internet of Things) open the door to huge opportunities and huge challenges for computing and communications as these system grow in complexity and capability. It isn't reasonable for these devices to "call home" (e.g. call a cloud service) for every coordination decision and it isn't reasonable for collections of these devices to have rigid logical configurations.
Description: Loosely coupled cyber physical systems (aka, the Internet of Things) open the door to huge opportunities and huge challenges for computing and communications as these system grow in complexity and capability. It isn't reasonable for these devices to "call home" (e.g. call a cloud service) for every coordination decision and it isn't reasonable for collections of these devices to have rigid logical configurations. What is needed is a technology that enables collections of smart enough devices to self-organize and collaboratively execute in support of achieving an objective. Capstone students will design or identify and acquire a collection "smart enough" devices and develop a proof-of-concept where these devices create an ad hoc organization and collaborate on an objective. A version we've done in the past is to coordinate a set of smart light bulbs in order to achieve a particular light level based on an occupant's preferences or current task. A different use case than this needs to be created.
Objectives: What is needed is a technology that enables collections of smart enough devices to self-organize and collaboratively execute in support of achieving an objective.
Deliverables: Capstone students will design or identify and acquire a collection "smart enough" devices and develop a proof-of-concept where these devices create an ad hoc organization and collaborate on an objective.
Other comments: A version we've done in the past is to coordinate a set of smart light bulbs in order to achieve a particular light level based on an occupant's preferences or current task. A different use case than this needs to be created.

   D. Kevin McGrath
   Last modified: Thu Nov 16 11:32:03 2017