Project Sun SPOT: Inspiring Future Gadgets

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A new generation of gadgets is emerging that can wirelessly communicate, sense their environment and affect the physical world around them. Learn to use open source software and hardware to create everything from gesture-based interfaces to robot swarms to a rainforest monitoring system that may just save the world.

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Roger Meike

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Despite being busy managing a range of projects in Sun Labs, Roger just can’t stop programming these cool little Sun SPOT devices. In the past Roger has worked in research labs and start-up companies ranging from artificial intelligence for space station to digital music production and digital photography.

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Arshan Poursohi

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Arshan Poursohi is a Researcher for Sun Microsystems Laboratories, working on the Sun Small Programmable Object Technology (Sun SPOT) project.

His research interests include Advanced Network Applications, biologically-inspired computing, Distributed Systems, Intermittently-connected devices, Linux, Mobile Computing, Multi-user cooperative environments, Networking, Peer to peer, practical automated reasoning and Multi-Agent Systems.


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