Hive Systems is an interesting Dutch startup that is building software for simulating and controlling networks of interactive devices. I met their team after I presented at the GlowNext Symposium in Eindhoven (November 2013). Quoting their site:
HiveKit is a set of tools for designing, simulating, prototyping and deploying complex behaviors for networks of interactive devices. It offers designers an intuitive graphical interface, which allows them to use cutting-edge algorithms without requiring cutting-edge programming skills. It also shortens the development time from weeks to hours and allows creation of systems that work without complicated and expensive infrastructure.
Various kinds of devices can act as the metaphorical “bees” programmed by HiveKit. Each such “bee”, also called a “node” in a HiveKit network, can be allowed to “look” at its surroundings using “sensors”, for example sensing distance to the nearest object, level of light or touch of a person. It…
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