Get your own AGILE Gateway!

Earlier this month, we launched a Kickstarter campaign for the AGILE Gateway.
The campaign objective isn’t to fund the project itself, but to bring IoT closer to the makers with the AGILE platform. The Consortium aims to put forth a solution that encompasses most of the IoT aspects on the market to impact the future of IoT.

You can get your hands on one of the AGILE Gateways by pledging to the Kickstarter campaign or simply back the project without reward (starting at €10). Don’t wait, the campaign ends on November 30!

AGILE Open Call – Have you submitted yet?

We launched our first AGILE Open Call on October 1!

Are you an IoT Hardware and software developing SMEs, entrepreneurs or start-up? Then this open call is for you!

We are looking for companies to evolve and enhance the AGILE gateway software and find new hardware applications for it. Both hardware and software related projects that use the AGILE IoT stack are eligible for this open call.

Total amount of funding is 400,000 € and a maximum of 8 companies will be selected for a sub-grant of 50,000 € each.

So don’t wait, and start your application now! You have until October 31, 2017 to submit your project.

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Research Corner at EclipseCon France

We had a pretty exciting Research Corner this year at EclipseCon France in Toulouse.

It was the first time where we could bring to the Eclipse community a consequent group of research projects and show our strong implication in making these research projects a success. We had represented the following projects:

  • AGILE with Csaba Kiraly from FBK, [pitch]
  • AMASS with Espinoza Ortiz Huascar from Tecnalia, [pitch]
  • APP4MC with Robert Hoettger from Dortmund University, [pitch]
  • bIoTope with Tuomas Kinnunen and Jussi Pirila from Aalto University, [pitch]
  • CROSSMINER with Davide Di Ruscio from University of L’Aquila, [pitch] and
  • RobMoSys with Ansgar RADERMACHER from CEA. [pitch]

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EclipseCon France – Toulouse (June 21-22)

At the end of June, the Eclipse AGAIL (AGILE) committers will be in Toulouse France for EclipseCon France 2017. It’s an annual Eclipse Foundation event for the French/ European Eclipse community. It’s an opportunities to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information about Eclipse technologies, the Eclipse Working Groups, and Eclipse member companies.

EclipseCon France will take place on June 21-22 at the Centre des Congrès Pierre Baudis in Toulouse, France. Here’s what we will be up to at the event:

Register for EclipseCon France and come meet us!

While we are in Toulouse, we will also take the opportunity to meet face-to-face with consortium partners on June 19-20 to discuss the next steps and how best to move this project onward and upward! We will definitely keep you updated.

 

Adaptation – Presenting the Winning Ideas and Next Steps

It has been a while since we last updated you about AGILE’s media arts contest Adaptation. The reason for this is that the Adaptation jury has been busy going through the applicant’s proposals and deciding which four projects will embark in the program with us for a few months. Here are the four winning projects are the following and a short explanation of each of them:

Winning Ideas

Quantified-Self category: E-Camera

Artist: Luisa Fabrizi
Support partner: BioAssist

A camera that reveals pictures with variations depending on the emotions of the photographer in a certain moment in time thanks to the sensory extensions of the camera. Whenever the photographer takes a picture a software analyses the photographer’s momentary body data and remixes the picture in a way that resembles the original picture.

Smart Cities category: Floral Automation

Artist: Thomas Grogan
Support partner: Libelium

Floral Automaton is a sculptural device that grows plants digitally. By using various sensors taken from Smart Cities technologies, it reacts and adapts itself to its environment in real time.

Interactive Spaces category: Still touchable?

Artists: Sue Park & Souneil Park
Support partner: Atos

Who replaced our bookstores, record shop and post offices? And how? Can we recuperate our physical relationships with the information nowadays? Can they still be tangible and interactable? This project aims to trigger reflection about the change in our relationship with information given the development and arise of modern technology in the recent years. Intangible data will be transformed into physical representations as the visitor interacts with physical objects.

Environment + Data category: Fountains

Artists: Eric Dolores & Justus Harris

The Fountains installation will translate open data sets of water pollution selected from specific locations around the globe into data visualizations that transform the 3D scanned, virtual skin surface of people’s bodies to reflect the quality of their local water sources.The installation will also feature audio recordings of interviews of people adversely affected by water pollution, as well as people living with fair water conditions.

What’s next?

Everyone has been on-boarded and the artists have been connected to their partners. The sensors are about to be configured to the AGILE gateway and sent to the artists so they can start exploring them. During the next four months, artists and partners will be working hand in hand to develop the proposals towards the end point: the summer exhibition of the projects in Berlin, the city of artists.

Stay tuned by subscribing to the Adaptation list!

Participate in the IoT Developer Survey 2017

The third annual IoT Developer Survey, hosted by Eclipse IoT, has just been launched. In previous years it has provided interesting insight about how developers are building IoT solutions. If you’re interested in last year’s results, you can view them here.

The AGILE consortium is pleased to be one of the partners supporting this initiative again this year. Please take the time to complete this 5-8 minute survey.

 

The AGILE Maker’s shield: Onboard sensors, expansion sockets and main features

The AGILE Gateway is intended to be a platform the community can take part on. From that intention comes the necessity of a quick development hardware where makers can test their ideas and contribute to the project.

The AGILE Maker’s shield integrates with the Raspberry Pi, following the Raspberry Pi HATs specification, and allows the AGILE software to run on it, making it a cheap and portable development hardware where testing sensors and communication modules is as easy as plug or unplug them, leaving the makers plenty of time to fulfill their creativity instead of worrying about specifications and configurations.Continue reading