Environmental wireless sensor networks: a decade's journey from the lab to the field

Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Wednesday, February 15, 14:30 - 15:30, Aula Magna (A101)


The talk will discuss one group's journey with wireless sensor network technology, from early prototypes to large-scale systems working for sustained periods of time. The group's evolving ideas on topics such as hardware, operating systems, middleware, presentation, sensing and actuation, and security will be discussed in the context of several case studies related to water quality monitoring in aquifers and reservoirs, forest microclimate and species observation, and animal behaviour, monitoring and control.

About the speaker

Peter Corke is Professor of Robotics and Control at Queensland University of Technology. Previously he was a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO ICT Centre where he founded and led the Autonomous Systems laboratory, the Sensors and Sensor Networks research theme and the Sensors and Sensor Networks Transformational Capability Platform. He is a Fellow of the IEEE; Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation magazine; founding editor of the Journal of Field Robotics; member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Robotics Research, and the Springer STAR series. He has over 300 publications in the field and has held visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carnegie-Mellon University Robotics Institute, and Oxford University.