Someone Else’s Problem Fields and the IoT

PETRAS research conducted as part of the Adoption and Acceptability theme was recently presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The paper, titled Implications for Adoption, discusses how technology researchers tend to regard integration of the technologies they research into everyday life as someone else’s problem. Whilst there are a large variety of …

Why The Internet of Things Needs Object Orientated Ontology

Last week Sapienza University of Rome played host to the 12th European Academy of Design Conference themed around Design for Next. PETRAS members Prof. Paul Coulton, Joseph Lindley and Rachel Cooper attended the conference to present a paper about PETRAS research based on the world’s first truly smart kettle – Polly. An output from PETRAS’s House Training the Internet of Things  project and feeding into the Adoption …

PETRAS IoT Hub is Growing

Richard Milton is a Research Associate in CASA working on the PETRAS IoT in the Park project. A computer scientist and software engineer, he first joined CASA in 2005 from UCL Computer Science. Prior to this, he worked for the UK Meteorological Office developing real-time weather display systems, before moving to the computer games company, Criterion Software. He is the …

PETRAS IoT Hub is growing

The PETRAS IoT Hub research team is continuing to grow. Dr. Hassan Chizari has joined the Safety and Security (S&S) Stream in February 2017, coming from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) where he worked as a Senior Lecturer. He will be working as part of the S&S stream and lined managed by Prof. Emil Lupu (Imperial College London) on security issues …

The PETRAS family is growing!

The PETRAS family is growing: Dr Sandra Wachter, researcher in Data Ethics, has recently joined the Privacy and Trust Stream of the project.  She will be working with her line managers Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo and Prof Luciano Floridi on issues such as the evaluation and assessment of privacy protocols used by companies to optimise their products. The project aims to …

Smart IoT London: Sensing and Displays for Smart Campuses

Researchers from the University of Surrey and Lancaster University will be demonstrating results from the DiSSC project at Smart IoT London (14-15 March). The demonstration at Smart IoT London will consist of a set of next generation IoT Eggs integrated with a pervasive display network to support context-specific and user-personalised content. A dedicated Display Personalisation App running on mobile phones …

Gnomes are things too!

The Gnomes created for the IoT in the Park project are featured on the front cover of this year’s Bartlett Review. Whilst these objects might seem a little quirky for an academic project they are helping researchers engage in discussions with users around the visibility of Iota networks and services. The first versions are fitted with Bluetooth Beacons and when …