Lab facilities and resources

The Duke University Intelligent Interactive Internet of Things (I^3T) Lab directed by PI Gorlatova is headquartered in a beautiful sunlit top-floor 650+ sq ft corner space in the newly opened Duke University Wilkinson Engineering Building. The I^3T Lab is adjacent to the labs working on autonomous systems, embedded systems, applied AI, and robotics, naturally fostering collaborations and exchange of technical know-how.

The I^3T lab is set up for experiments with multiple elements of the Internet of Things, edge computing, and mobile augmented reality (AR).

IoT and edge computing: We have a diverse collection of IoT equipment, including Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, an assortment of low-end motion and video sensors, smart lights, and E Ink displays. We multiple workstations with NVIDIA GeForce GTX cards we use as edge servers, and a full range of WiFi devices with different capabilities for experiments with different network and connectivity configurations.

Mobile augmented reality: We work with Microsoft HoloLens and Magic Leap headsets, as well as a wide range of mobile phones that support Google ARCore and Apple ARKit SDKs. We also have multiple stand-alone sensors and measurement setups for experimenting with constituent elements of mobile AR, including depth sensors, wearable eye trackers, and OptiTrack cameras. We have expertise in both Unity and Unreal Engine.

Directly across the street from us is Duke’s makerspace, Innovation Co-Lab, which offers a full set of equipment for digital modeling and fabrications. We have been making extensive use of its 3D printing capabilities.