Senses Lab

SEnsors NetworkS and Embedded Systems Laboratory

Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security

SENSES

SENSES (SEnsors NetworkS and Embedded Systems Laboratory) is a laboratory of the Computer Science Department at University of Rome "La Sapienza", directed by Prof. Chiara Petrioli.

Our current research activities include the design, implementation and evaluation of protocol stacks for wireless sensor and actor networks; the design of solutions enabling efficient communications in mobile sensor networks; the development of tools for reprogramming and managing large scale sensor networks; the design and real-life evaluation of protocol stacks for underwater sensor networks; the design and implementation of RFID systems; the design and evaluation of E-health and assisted living systems; the design of solutions exploiting advanced phy layer paradigms such as cognitive networking; the design of solutions for green, battery-less mobile networking (based on energy harvesting); the design and evaluation of security solutions for energy-harvesting wireless sensor networks; the design of WSN-based solutions for structural health monitoring and archeological site/historical buildings monitoring.

The lab is one of the core components of the new Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security and of Sapienza Innovazione ICT technology for security inter-department lab. Sapienza Innovazione is 'La Sapienza' technology incubator, funded by the italian ministry of industry.

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Robots of the deep: SUNRISE project featured on euronews

Underwater robots can explore seas and rivers, gathering in groups to solve problems together, if they learn to cooperate.
How can we teach robots? Engineers in the Portuguese town of Porto are working on SUNRISE, a European research project developing drone submarines, which talk to each other using sound signals.

GreenCastalia now available for download

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GreenCastalia is an extension for the popular Castalia simulator that allows to easily model and simulate networks of embedded devices with energy-harvesting capabilities. GreenCastalia supports multi-source and multi-storage energy harvesting architectures, it is highly modular and easily customizable. Find out more or Download GreenCastalia v0.1b + User Manual.

SUNRISE project at ICT 2013

The new FP7 SUNRISE project we coordinate was showcased at ICT 2013, the Horizon 2020 launch conference, in Vilnius (Lituania) on 6-8 November 2013.

Best demo award at ACM WiNTECH 2013

Chiara Petrioli, Roberto Petroccia and Daniele Spaccini, Time Synchronization and Localization for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks with the SUNSET FrameworkProceedings of the ACM Mobicom International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and CHaracterization (WiNTECH 2013). Miami, Fl, USA. November. 2013.

Echoes From the Deep: CLAM project final experiment

Computer scientist Roberto Petroccia from the University of Rome and WSENSE, points out what makes CLAM system that is enabled by WSENSE SUNSET communication stack different: “you don’t just do point to point communication between two devices – instead, all devices in the network cooperate to accomplish challenging tasks”.  © 2013 Euronews/European Commission

Best student poster at IEEE INFOCOM 2013

Best student poster awardAlessandro Cammarano, Dora Spenza and Chiara Petrioli, Energy-harvesting WSNs for structural health monitoring of underground train tunnels. In proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2013, Student Session.

WSENSE: Senses Lab first university spinoff company

WSENSE logoSenses Lab first university spinoff company, WSENSE, will develop cyber physical systems technology  (from HW to communication protocols, to applications and services) for terrestrial and underwater monitoring systems. Developed solutions address structural health monitoring, CO2 monitoring underwater, underwater monitoring systems.