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SEnsors NetworkS and Embedded Systems Laboratory

Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security


Prof. Chiara Petrioli elevated to IEEE Fellow

Prof. Chiara Petrioli elevated to IEEE Fellow, class of 2021.

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Prof. Chiara Petrioli among the #EUWomen4Future

Prof. Chiara Petrioli among the #EUWomen4Future.

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SENSES Lab research covered by Messaggero

SENSES Lab research covered by Messaggero.

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MUSAS project @ BBC

SENSES Lab covered by BBC for its research in the MUSAS project.

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T.E.A.M project

SENSES Lab is involved in the T.E.A.M (Tecnologie Emergenti per l'Archeologia Marina) project in collaboration with Wsense srl funded by Lazio Innova – Avviso Pubblico “Beni Culturali e Turismo” di cui alla Det. n. G16395 del 28/11/2017 – POR FESR LAZIO 2014 – 2020 – Progetti Integrati . T.E.A.M targets to respond to the recommendation of the UNESCO on the protection and valorization of the underwater cultural heritage. The project, which started in October 2019, involves archaeological sites of interest in the region of Lazio in Italy, with a focus on those located in the archipelago of the Pontine islands. The project is led by Prof. Chiara Petrioli. Find out more at this link (in italian).


SENSES is involved in the EASME ARCHEOSUb project that will develop cutting edge sensing and robotic technologies for surveying, monitoring, surveillance and valorization of underwater cultural heritage. The project started in 2017 has been covered by the The Guardian.

Shaping the future

FP7 SUNRISE technologies have been included among the "NT100-100 global social tech projects changing lives in 2016". The project is led by Prof. Chiara Petrioli.

Sapienza team has developed cutting edge underwater networking technologies under international patents.

SENSES Lab and SUNRISE at PresaDiretta

SENSES and SENSES coordinated project SUNRISE have been featured among the innovative research projects covered by Presa Diretta "La Ricerca Tradita".

Find out more and watch the video (in Italian) at this link.

The short video starts at 50 minutes and 44 seconds.


SENSES and SENSES project EASME ARCHEOSUb have been featured on "Codice".

Find out more and watch the video (in Italian) at this link.

The short video starts at 55 minutes and 30 seconds.

SAFE-ART project featured on SuperQuark

SENSES has led the SAFE-ART project, a national project performed in collaboration with the italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Istituto Superiore di Conservazione e Restauro, Scuderie del Quirinale, and Wsense srl. SAFE-ART has developed real-time microclimate and dynamic structural health monitoring of works of arts under transportation with the objective to develop best practices for safer tranportations.

Find out more and watch the video (in Italian) at this link

The SUNRISE project at Superquark

The SUNRISE Project has been featured on Superquark! Find out more and watch the video (in Italian): SUNRISE featured on Superquark.

SUNRISE short video starts at 1 hour and 27 minutes.

SUNRISE featured on TG Leonardo

The SUNRISE Project has been featured on TG3 Leonardo. Find out more and watch the video (in Italian): SUNRISE featured on TG Leonardo.

SUNRISE short video starts at 06:20.

SENSES in the National Cluster of Smart Living technologies

SENSES Lab and the GENESI spinoff Wsense are in the National Cluster of Smart Living technologies. Read the news here (in italian).

GENESI project featured on Digital Agenda For Europe


The GENESI project coordinated by Professor Chiara Petrioli has been featured on the Digital Agenda for Europe as " a success story to be followed!". GENESI target is to fill the gap for long lasting or perpetual sensing systems, by designing and implementing a novel generation of “green wireless sensor networks” which can be embedded in buildings and infrastructures at the time of construction and be able to provide a monitoring and control intelligence over the whole structure lifetime.

How can sensing systems increase safety of cultural heritage

Within the SAFE-ART project, our lab is collaborating with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and with Wsense srl to apply sensing systems to protect cultural heritage when moved between museums for exhibitions. The SAFE-ART project has been recently featured on euronews futuris. 

Best demo award at ACM WUWNET 2014

altThe demo "SUNRISE project: The Internet of Underwater Things" by Daniele Spaccini, Roberto Petroccia, Chiara Petrioli, Ricardo Martins, João Borges de Sousa, Renato Caldaz, Tommaso Arzilli, Davide Lamanna, Alessandro Galizia and Enrico Renzi, showing in an integrated way the SUNRISE technologies, won the best demo award at ACM WUWNET 2014.

SUNRISE Project featured on RaiNews24

altThe SUNRISE Project, the Wsense spin-off and the SENSES Lab have been featured on RaiNews24. Find out more and watch the video (in Italian) at:

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

GreenCastalia Logo

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 + 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 srl, points out what makes CLAM system that is enabled by Wsense srl 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.

Integration of AUVs and Senses lab underwater communication stack

Integration of Autonomous Underwater Vechicles (AUVs), Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) and Senses lab underwater communication stack (SUNSET) have been successfully tested  in cooperation with INESC/TEC group at the University of Porto.

First SUNSET Add-On package released

The Senses Lab UWSN Group has released the first SUNSET Add-On package. It includes a routing protocol (Probabilistic Flooding); two MAC protocols (TDMA and Slotted CSMA) and the Evologics modem drivers (firmware version 1.4 and 1.6). The SUNSET Add-On package v1.0 contains additional modules for the SUNSET core, including scripts and examples to compile and use the additional modules.

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.

Senses Lab underwater cross-layer protocols tested in field jointly with CMRE in La Spezia

In April 2012, experiments on different routing protocols have been performed, in collaboration with the NATO Centre for Maritime Research & Experimentation (CMRE), formerly NURC.

Structural Health Monitoring system tested during the excavation phase of the Rome undergound Metro B1 line

The structural health monitoring system developed within the FP7 GENESI project has been preliminarly tested during the excavation phase of the Rome undergound Metro B1 line (Conca D'Oro - Piazzale Jonio).