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Interoperability Demo

Fog World Congress 2018 Interoperability Demo- Live on the Fog World Congress Exhibit Floor

Presented by:
Hitachi, Shanghai Tech University (Shanghai), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), Sakura Internet (Japan)

See first-hand the effectiveness of a "Fog Computing System" distributed across a cloud-to-thing continuum, as exemplified by IoT devices (SLAM robots), Fog Nodes and a Cloud system. The demo will also highlight the effectiveness of standardization to enable system interconnection when the above cloud-to-thing system components belong to different domains.

SLAM Use Cases Include Life-or-Death Situations

This demo highlights how SLAM robots can be used in real life applications that require high-performance real-time edge processing and optimized analytics.

The SLAM use case speeds up the time to process vast amounts of data required in life-or-death situations such as firefighting, rescue operations, real-time mapping of a factory/a residential room and more. Tasks can be completed in real-time despite the limited onboard processing capabilities of robots SLAM.

The Demo Process will Include:


Robots belonging to Shanghai domain and Taiwan domain will be place in separate sectors of the FWC exhibition area. They will continuously roam the area, collecting the sensor data. Each domain will operate a separate Fog Node, where the SLAM algorithm will be used to control the respective robots' movement and process the map data. Data from Fog Nodes will be passed to the Cloud via Domain Gateway FNs, which will provide secure interface between domains. The partial map data will be combined into a complete map of the venue by Sakura cloud which resides in Japan domain. The map will be published on a website, accessible to FWC visitors via a URL. The map will be also displayed on the screen at the Interoperability Demo booth. The map will be continuously updated in real time, while the robots collect updated information about their surroundings.