When Intelligent Devices (embedded systems) are privately and securely networked, it is called the Intranet of Things. This is like a Home-Office-Business private closed Cloud. This is ideal for Home and Infrastructure Automation and even Big Business or SMB Automation.
The Internet of Things – IoT is the Superset. It could be Secure and Private but still vulnerable to security lapses and breakdowns. This could send devices, robots and machines Berserk.
In all Networked Environments we have to have fallback arrangements when network fails or is compromised or even slow due to peak hour internet traffic.
WSN – Wireless Sensor Networks and M2M – Machine to Machine Data Communication;
M2M and WSN is a closed private Intranet network that is used in Manufacturing and Industrial Automation. Here we could use data sync to Interface it with the Web or Internet. This enables passive controls and monitoring of SCADA or Machine Status, yet very Secure.
COR – Collaborative Online Robotics – This is like team work for bots. Big tasks can be accomplished by very small and weak robots. Example – Observe Ants and Bees.
All these only mean Wireless Networked Intelligent Embedded Systems. They could be machines, appliance, robot or gadget. The brain is both on the device and in the Clouds.
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