Argonne National Laboratory

Waggle: An open platform for intelligent attentive sensors

Waggle: An open platform for intelligent attentive sensors

The Waggle research project at Argonne National Laboratory seeks to design, develop, and deploy a novel wireless sensor system, with the aim of enabling a new breed of smart city research and sensor-driven environmental science.

The software and hardware designs from the Waggle project are used by the Array of Things project, which is building a smart city and open data with urban sensors in Chicago; the WxSeNet, which is exploring using live weather data to improve urban climate and weather models; and a materials science project, which is developing solar-powered smart windows.

Waggle is led by Pete Beckman, Rajesh Sankaran, and Charlie Catlett. Senior contributors to the architecture, scientific applications, and the design include Nicola Ferrier (robotics & computer vision), Yuki Hamada (environmental science, remote sensing), Rob Jacob (climate and weather modeling), Kate Keahey (cloud computing), and Kazutomo Yoshii (Linux kernel and hardware design). We also owe a lot to visiting students, who have helped enormously with design and development during each summer.