MIT SEMINAR SERIES IN MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTIVITY
Place: Room 35-225 Time: 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Principal Research Scientist
The intelligent infrastructure proposed by the Auto-ID Center allows physical objects to communicate with one another seamlessly through the Internet. Based on low-cost electronic tags, unique object identification numbers, common networking services and standardized protocols and languages, the architecture is now a worldwide standard for supply chain management. In addition to the basic components, recent advances include the integration of sensors and sensor networks — all of which greatly increase the volume and disparity of incoming data streams.
The Data Center is a proposed initiative charged with developing the languages, protocols and technologies to seamless merge these data streams and combine them with algorithms across the computer network. The Center is developing the infrastructure, designing specifications and building prototype applications to interoperate data and models throughout the enterprise.
In this seminar, we will briefly present the foundations of Auto-ID technology, on-going research at the Auto-ID Laboratories and the data generation and integration issues resulting from Auto-ID deployments. This review provides background for proposed future research in the Data Center, in which we intend to integrate data and models using a common language and communication protocol.