Our research team is dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in IoT technology by studying, designing, and prototyping platforms and frameworks that enable the development of pervasive applications. We recognize that the IoT presents unique challenges that must be addressed to realize its potential fully. These challenges include fragmentation, heterogeneity at all levels of the technology stack, and security and privacy concerns.

Our approach involves shifting the computing paradigm from a cloud-centric model to a distributed model that enables devices to communicate autonomously and cooperate intelligently. We advocate for embedding intelligence into IoT devices themselves or as close to the data source as possible, allowing for real-time decision-making and analysis.

We believe this approach can potentially transform industries such as industrial automation and robotics. Our research focuses on exploring and implementing state-of-the-art techniques in distributed computing, edge computing, and artificial intelligence to develop smarter and more efficient IoT systems.

Our work aims to address fundamental IoT challenges and pave the way for its widespread adoption. Our research has significant implications for various application domains, from manufacturing to digital agriculture, and we are committed to advancing the state-of-the-art in these fields.


Exploring the Frontiers of Edge AI

At the heart of OpenIoT's research is the quest to push the boundaries of Edge AI technologies. Our researchers are delving into the complex interplay between advanced artificial intelligence and the next generation of IoT devices. By embedding intelligence directly into the devices, we're not just creating solutions; we're exploring the very fabric of distributed computing and real-time data processing. Our research is a journey into the depths of machine learning models and AI accelerators, all aimed at unlocking the untapped potential of Edge AI.

EU Data Spaces: Charting the Course for Data Sovereignty

Our research into EU Data Spaces is pioneering a new framework for data governance and sharing in the digital age. The OpenIoT team is dedicated to investigating the intricate architecture of decentralized blockchains and their role in creating a harmonized data market. This research is critical in shaping policies and technologies that will ensure data security, transparency, and sovereignty across Europe, setting a global benchmark for data management and privacy.

Revolutionizing Agriculture with Robotic Perception

The fusion of robotics and IoT in agriculture is a vibrant field of research at OpenIoT. Our focus is on the advanced perception capabilities necessary for next-generation agricultural robots. Through rigorous study and development of AI-driven perception systems, our research aims to overcome the challenges of scalability, power, and connectivity in smart farming. We're not just creating robots; we're crafting the intelligent eyes and ears that will enable them to see, learn, and interact with the complex and dynamic environment of modern agriculture.