PETRAS Stream Report

PETRAS is proud to present this final Stream Report that addresses knowledge needs under five, policy-related headings which we have referred to throughout the project as ‘Streams’. These are: Privacy and Trust , Adoption and Acceptability , Safety and Security , Standards, Governance and Policy , and Harnessing Economic Value. In a unique configuration, PETRAS has brought together social and physical scientists to work collaboratively on …

IoT in the Home Demonstrator

The aim of PETRAS and BRE’s IoT in the Home Demonstrator project was to gain a deeper understanding of how people respond to and interact with internet-connected ‘smart’ devices within the home. It also explored ideas around what safeguards and fail-safe might need to be put in place to prevent or respond to technical failures and possibilities of these devices …

PETRAS Little Books

Along with the upcoming end of project event at the House of Lords we are releasing a series of free Little Books that highlight a sample of some of the findings of the PETRAS research. Lindley, J,  Paul Coulton, P,  Akmal, H.A,  Hay, D,  Van Kleek, M, Cannizzaro, S,  and Binns, R. (2019). ISBN 978-1-86220-356-3 Hudson-Smith, A,  Hay, D,  Wilson, D,  and …

PETRAS at the Tate Modern

Living with the Internet of Things We are delighted to announce that the Tate and PETRAS have joined forces to create a public event at Tate Exchange at Tate Modern on 8-9 February 12.00-18.00. Join the PETRAS team to explore how the Internet of Things is changing our lives now, and how it may influence our futures – at home, …

Spotlight On: Dr Dave Murray Rust

What is your role and what does it involve? I’m Co-I on the B-IoT project, looking at how blockchains can help support active travel and connected transport. It’s involving a wide mix of IoT electronics, blockchain programming and social science work to understand how people relate to possible transport futures. How long have you been with PETRAS and what was …

IoT-TRaM Enabling More Secure and Private Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

As part of PETRAS’ IoT-TRaM project, researchers led by Professor Carsten Maple of the Cyber Security Centre at WMG, in collaboration with several industry and academic partners, are testing ground-breaking technology that will allow for more secure and private vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. They will be testing this new technology on a number of national testbeds such as the A2/M2 …

Use and Utility of Open Source ICS/IIoT Simulators – ALIoTT Technical Report

There is a striking increase in the number of Open Source simulators. Their use for simulating functionalities such as security in the industrial domain is also increasing. This can be attributed to constraints attached to using commercial simulators that are making them unattractive, especially for research purposes. Since simulation is critical for effective security in the industrial domain, Open Source …

Researchers run digital security training event aimed at domestic abuse support services

UCL’s “Gender and IoT” (G-IoT) research team ran a “CryptoParty” (digital security training event) followed by a panel discussion which brought together frontline workers, support organisations, as well as policy and tech representatives to discuss the risk of emerging technologies for domestic violence and abuse. The event coincided with the upcoming International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, …

UCL researchers launch IoT Report with Lloyd’s of London

Today Lloyd’s of London releases its latest innovation report featuring the work of UCL researchers Dr Leonie Tanczer, Dr Ine Steenmans, Dr Irina Brass, and Dr Madeline Carr. The research is part of UCL STEaPP’s Digital Policy Lab and its Futures and Foresight efforts and was run in collaboration with the PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub. Over the past …