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Agilla is a mobile agent middleware that facilitates the rapid deployment of adaptive applications in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Agilla allows users to create and inject special programs called mobile agents that coordinate through local tuple spaces, and migrate across the WSN performing application-specific tasks. This fluidity of code and state has(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are difficult to program and usually run statically-installed software limiting its flexibility. To address this, we developed Agilla, a new middleware that increases network flexibility while simplifying application development. An Agilla network is deployed with no pre-installed application. Instead, users inject mobile(More)
This article presents Agilla, a mobile agent middleware designed to support self-adaptive applications in wireless sensor networks. Agilla provides a programming model in which applications consist of evolving communities of agents that share a wireless sensor network. Coordination among the agents and access to physical resources are supported by a tuple(More)
This paper presents Limone, a new coordination model that facilitates rapid application development over ad hoc networks consisting of logically mobile agents and physically mobile hosts. Limone assumes an agent-centric perspective on coordination by allowing each agent to define its own acquaintance policy and by limiting all agent-initiated interactions(More)
Wireless sensor networks are often difficult to program and unable to adapt to a changing environment. Mobile agent middleware promises to address both concerns by providing higher-level programming abstractions and the ability to inject new agents into a preexisting network. The unique characteristics of wireless sensor networks like resource scarcity and(More)
This paper presents MobiQuery, a spatiotemporal query service that allows mobile users to periodically gather information from their surrounding areas through a wireless sensor network. A key advantage of MobiQuery lies in its capability to meet stringent spatiotemporal performance constraints crucial to many applications. These constraints include query(More)
The scope of wireless sensor network (WSN) applications has traditionally been restricted by physical sensor coverage and limited computational power. Meanwhile, IP networks like the Internet offer tremendous connectivity and computing resources. This paper presents Agimone, a middleware layer that integrates sensor and IP networks as a uniform platform for(More)
Many applications operate in heterogeneous wireless sensor networks, which represent a challenging programming environment due to the wide range of device capabilities. Servilla addresses this difficulty in developing applications by offering a new middleware framework based on service provisioning. Using Servilla, developers can construct(More)
There is a significant push towards greater vehicular autonomy on roads to increase convenience and improve overall driver experience. To enable this autonomy, it is imperative that cyber-physical infrastructure be deployed to enable efficient control and communication. An essential component of such road instrumentation is intersection management. This(More)
This paper discusses the actuator-level control of Valkyrie, a new humanoid robot designed by NASA's Johnson Space Center in collaboration with several external partners. We focus on several topics pertaining to Valkyrie's series elastic actuators including control architecture , controller design, and implementation in hardware. A decentralized approach is(More)