Expert Views

  • Our Future: The Real-Time Status of Things

    By John Shoemaker

    Soon we will be able to know not only every item's location, but also its temperature, motion, vibration, humidity and a host of other variables, opening up a world of opportunities for us all.

  • What Is the Internet of Things?

    By Mark Roberti

    No one seems to agree on a definition, but everyone agrees that linking physical objects to the Internet is an important and ongoing trend.

  • RFID Stakeholders Need to Prepare for the Internet of Things

    By Scot Stelter

    The IoT will pose significant risks and opportunities for many in the RFID industry during the next 24 months.

  • Street Smarts

    By Kevin Ashton

    Cities that don't embrace the Internet of Things will be left behind.

  • The Internet of Things on Wheels

    By Kevin Ashton

    RFID and sensor networks will enable the connected vehicle and passenger.

  • RFID-powered Sensors Can Play a Big Role in the Internet of Things

    By Mikel Choperena

    While energy-harvesting and battery-powered devices can be the right choice for certain applications, passive RFID sensor tags offer a number of advantages.

  • We're Not KDDing

    By Kevin Ashton

    Next up: making sense of all the Internet of Things data.

  • 15 Minutes of Fame

    By Kevin Ashton

    Journalists at CES in search of the next big thing turn the spotlight on the Internet of Things.

  • Better Late Than Never

    By Kevin Ashton

    The Internet of Things is arriving, just 10 years after it was anticipated.

  • Uniting IoT Networks

    By Daeyoung Kim, Seong Hoon Kim and Minkeun Ha

    Integrating EPC and IPv6 wireless standards will enable the Internet of Things.

  • Managing Big (RFID) Data

    By Stephen Miles

    Retailers tracking unique items via radio frequency identification are concerned about how to take advantage of all the data they collect. A recent MIT-sponsored event began to address this issue.

  • Enlisting Robots

    By Florian Michahelles, Rob van Kranenburg and Markus Waibel

    Once robots are integrated into the Internet of Things, they can perform tasks automatically.

  • The Internet of Things Revisited

    By Mark Roberti

    RFID is not really about connecting objects to the Internet; it's about capturing data needed to manage things that aren't being managed today.

  • That 'Internet of Things' Thing

    By Kevin Ashton

    In the real world, things matter more than ideas.

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