Sep 30, 2010: Passive Wireless Nodes for Transparent eHome Services
It is envisioned that the future smart home will have many 10’s or 100’s of wireless devices. Many of these devices will be low power, low complexity nodes to monitor security or environmental parameters. Changing the batteries in these devices or replacing them will be tedious and inconvenient. One solution is to use passive nodes, powered using energy scavenged from the wireless signal they receive from an access point designed to query the passive nodes. TRLabs has developed a passive node prototype for home security applications employing smart antenna beam-forming techniques.
Apr 30, 2009: Robotic Tangible User Interface
TRLab’s researchers have developed a tangible user interface (TUI) which allows for the control of the iRobot Roomba 530 using different hand gestures while holding a Nintendo Wii Remote.
Aug 20, 2008: Web Based Program Guide for Digital Video Broadcasts
TRLabs’ researchers have developed a system to parse information from DVB signals for use in an interactive web based program guide.
Aug 20, 2008: MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 AVC Real-time Software Trans-coding
TRLabs’ researchers have created software to trans-code MPEG-2 videos to MPEG-4 AVC in real time on a PC workstation.