An open, programmable IoT testbed connecting key innovation areas of South Gloucestershire. Made up of two smaller testbeds: smart city sensing and robotics.
Smart City Sensing and Wireless Testbed
Stretching from UWE Frenchay campus in the east to Bristol and Bath Science Park in the west, along the A4174 – a key thoroughfare in South Gloucestershire.
Testbed in Numbers
UK's first real world testbed
These provide a real world platform for not only testing wireless algorithms and protocols but also smart city sensing, with the ability to collect data on temperature, air quality and even ambient noise levels.
Key Testbed Features
Situated in the Bristol Robotics Lab, the robotic testbed consists of an 5x5m arena, 20 robotic nodes, and a number of obstacles and platforms. Use the testbed to evaluate which communications protocols and swarm AI algorithms work best for your robotic solution.
Advancing collaborative robotic AI
Each robot is 25cm in diameter and can lift up to 4kg individually, but can collaborate to tackle larger and heavier payloads
Communication & Management Stack
Support for custom protocol stacks
3x Omnidirectional wheels
RockPi with 4 onboard cameras
State of the art digital twin