Open data initiatives in Vienna, Amsterdam and Barcelona try to develop technologies to enable citizens to collect and share enviromental data.
Main challenges seems to be the development of an inexpensive hardware platform with acurate sensor-data and stable communication technology.
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Bürger-Sensoren: ‘Smart City auf der Grätzel-Ebene’ – futurezone.at.
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Control & Automation
In this area we publish news on robotics as well as home-, industry and laboratory automation.
A topic of interest is the processing, sharing and visualization of sensor data.
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