Commercial Robotics

Buy Your Own Smart Dust

Posted 16 Aug 2001 at 14:26 UTC by steve Share This

A new Smalltimes article details the progress made on smart dust over the last few months. covered smart dust and micro rocket technology and related privacy concerns in early May but a lot has changed since then. Kris Pister's micro-sized sensor platforms are moving into a commercial phase. A company called Crossbow is selling a prototype kit with 3 smart dust "motes" for $950 that should be quite interesting for all sorts of robotics uses. The Crossbow prototype motes are a whopping 1 inch in size but Pister's goal is for production units 1mm or smaller.

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