INTERNET of THINGS

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By Carlo Caloisi – Sep 16, 2022

Internet of Things

 

The acronym IoT (Internet of Things), refers to a network of objects equipped with identification technologies linked to each other and able to communicate both with each other and with the nodal points of the system formed, but in particular capable of creating a network of things where each of them is identifiable both by name and by physical location.

The IoT devices that characterise these physical objects mainly fall into one of these two categories:

  • switches (which send a command to an object);
  • sensors (which receive data and transmit it to elsewhere).

 

There are many fields of application in current and future perspectives, including home automation (e.g., smart homes), robotics (e.g., artificial intelligence), the automotive industry (e.g., driverless cars), the biomedical industry (e.g., remote surgery), and agriculture (e.g., crop irrigation management).

The spread of such devices raises a security and competition issue, so much so that appropriate countermeasures are being considered both among nation states and in the European Union.

 

 

SOURCES AND IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

  1. Wikipedia – definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_things ;
  2. What is Internet of Things (IoT)?: https://www.zdnet.com/article/what-is-the-internet-of-things-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-iot-right-now/ ;
  3. IoT Security – ITSAP.00.012 – Canadian centre of security: https://cyber.gc.ca/en/guidance/internet-things-iot-security-itsap00012 
  4. REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Final report – sector inquiry into consumer Internet of Things (January 20th, 2022): https://competition-policy.ec.europa.eu/system/files/2022-01/internet-of-things_final_report_2022_en.pdf ;
  5. Artificial Intelligence: https://www.ileaderprojecterasmus.eu/2022/09/20/artificial-intelligence/

 

IMAGES (in sequential order)

  1. Pete Linforth from Pixabay ;
  2. Gerd Altmann from Pixabay ;
  3. Gerd Altmann from Pixabay .