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IBM will roll out a software development kit for an application dubbed Mote Runner with the aim of spurring the adoption of sensors in various devices, products and systems. For more, read Larry Dignan’s blog.
Dr. Thorsten Kramp, research staff member and co-developer of Mote Runner at IBM Research – Zurich, holds a mote programmed with Mote Runner to detect movement and light.
The Mote Runner dashboard is based on Eclipse, that provides a platform for testing, debugging, and maintaining WSN applications.
The Mote Runner moniker refers to Mote’s—or wireless sensor nodes—that gather information ranging from temperature, movement and light and refer back to a network. Here’s the logo.
Mote Runner was developed with the Java, in combination with a virtual machine developed from the ground up for sensors. It provides application portability and shields developers from the complexities of the underlying hardware, according to IBM.
This shows a spatial view of the motes.
MIB520CB with mote