The possibilities for wireless sensors have excited scientists and researchers, the business community, military and government
officials, and consumers alike for many years. The potential applications for wireless sensors and transducers (sensors combined with actuator mechanisms) are limited only by the imagination. Sensing alone is not enough for many applications-the ability to act on the sensory data is also required. Small, battery-powered platforms capable of sensing and actuation are beginning to appear, with increasingly compelling technology on board. Richard Newton, D.K. Arvind, and Roger Meike are all heavily involved in the design, production, programming and utilization/deployment of wireless sensors. In a three-way discussion, they each will offer their own perspectives and experience in this rapidly evolving technology arena.
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043