Monday, July 25, 2011

The Laboratory - LAICO

Since the foundation of the UnBiquitous Research Group in 2007 the LAICO laboratory was the place where our activities were done. LAICO stands for LAboratório de sistemas Integrados e COncorrente, which in english means Concurrent and Integrated Systems Laboratory. The laboratory is the house of many projects in the Department of Computer Science for the University of Brasilia including us.

Here were going to talk a little bit about the research Unbiquitous has been doing there.

Monthly we get together to talk about what each researcher is doing. We call it the uOS-Gathering. It's a very important moment to share information and knowledge. Here PHD candidates, graduates and undergrads sit together to discuss about what happened and what we intend to do.

The uOS middleware is now available in JSE and JME versions but we've been working to port it to other platforms. The Android is one of them. Smart Phones plays an important role nowadays making them a key player in order to achieve our users.

We don't limit ourselves to Android, but have also the intention to begin the porting to the iOS platform.

The Arduino is the platform chosen for testing the limits of our proposal. Since we aim in limited device, this Open Hardware solution suits well our needs.

At last, we have been working on applications for our platform. Among them we've been using the Kinect sensors to aid in locating and identifying users in the smart space.

Thats it. I hope you liked our laboratory and pay us a visit.

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