The Thinking Carpet is an interesting project. Mind you, I’m not sure just how much more thinking I need from my furniture and environment. [Thanks Andi]
A self-organising network of robust microchips is responsible for the capturing and processing of data in the “Thinking Carpet”. In this case, self-organising means: If a sensor fails for some reason, the neighbouring processors can use their own positioning to look for a new connecting route which circumvents the defective region and maintains functionality. This also makes it possible to cut the carpet, replace segments or add new ones at any time.