The paper describes research that has been carried out in " extrovert-Gadgets " , a research project funded in the context of EU IST/FET proactive initiative " Disappearing Computer ". It presents a set of architectures for the composition of ubiquitous computing applications. The proposed architectures are part of GAS (Gadgetware Architectural Style), a… (More)
The goal of this work is to fabricate robust, miniature, wireless sensor modules. These provide an enabling technology platform to conduct research in creating ambient systems, through implementing wireless sensor network applications. The approach taken is to partition the wireless sensor module into a series of layers with area 25mm x 25mm. This modular… (More)
This paper contains the results of an initial study into the FPGA implementation of a spiking neural network. This work was undertaken as a task in a project that aims to design and develop a new kind of tangible Collaborative Autonomous Agent. The project intends to exploit/investigate methods for engineering emergent collective behaviour in large… (More)
In this demonstration, a new sensor platform named DSYS25 is presented. The platform has a unique hardware design and runs a customized version of the TinyOS operating system. Transceiver hardware and packaging distinguish the D-Systems platform from other available designs.
Recent advances in materials, sensing, power harvesting, context-awareness and miniaturisation have opened-up the possibility of constructing materials that directly include considerable computing power. We present an architecture for the hardware/software co-design of such " augmented " materials that allows designers to address the links between the… (More)
Wireless sensor networks are collections of autonomous devices with computational, sensing and wireless communication capabilities. Research in this area has been growing in the past few years given the wide range of applications that can benefit from such a technology.In this paper, the development of a highly modular and miniaturized wireless platform for… (More)
Wireless sensor networks are increasingly common in medical, environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, smart home monitoring, and other applications. Most wireless sensor networks operate in air or liquid media: in this paper we are concerned with the design and implementation of sensor networks embedded into solid materials, thus placing sensing and… (More)