The Embedded and Intelligent Systems (EIS) Laboratory has state-of-the-art design and prototyping facilities for embedded systems and system-processing architectures.
The lab has been funded through a Research Capital Investment Fund grant by the University. It houses, amongst other equipment:
- very-high-gate-count top-end field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards,
- processor architectures
- advanced development kits,
- iOS / Android devices,
- sensor and actuators to design real-world prototypes.
Additionally, the EIS@Essex National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) Lab has recently expanded with dedicated embedded systems and sensors for extreme environments (thanks to investment by the University, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and EU project funds).
This Laboratory was crucial in conducting our research as part of the EPSRC funded RoBoSaS collaboration with NASA Jet propulsion laboratory (JPL), as well as other projects funded by the EPSRC and the EU European Regional Development Fund.
EIS facilities also encompass the iSpace (intelligent flat) testbed for Intelligent Environments, Internet of Things and pervasive computing established from a University investment of £240k.
The iSpace is equipped with a multitude of sensors, speech recognition equipment, augmented reality equipment (such as Microsoft HoloLens), indoor localisation systems, immersive displays, actuators, and computing equipment used in our research.
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