Lille site is IPv6 ready

06 Apr 2017

We are pleased to announce that the public IPv6 service on the FIT IoT-LAB testbed as been extended with the Lille site.

As a reminder, four sites implement now this service:

You can find more details about M3/A8 nodes global IPv6 subnetting by following this documentation.

Moreover, on the Learn page, you will find some tutorials to learn how to use public IPv6 addresses with M3/A8 nodes with Contiki or RIOT.

New tutorials for RIOT on A8-M3 nodes

23 Jun 2016

IoT-LAB supports various embedded operating systems that are well suited for the Internet Of Things, such as RIOT.
RIOT is an open source operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT) targetting embedded devices with minimal resources.

The IoT-LAB team has prepared two new tutorials that show the networking capabilities of RIOT on A8-M3 nodes:

Opening of Saclay-Île-de-France Site

17 May 2016

We are pleased to announce the opening of Saclay-Île-de-France site, following the move from its previous location at Rocquencourt.

The platform of Saclay includes more than 300 nodes (175 A8-M3, 12 M3 and 120 WSN430). All A8 nodes are equipped with GPS.

More information about the topology and the resources of this new site is available here

New Plot Tools

02 May 2016

We are happy to announce the first release of Plot tools.

Plot tools is a packaged version of previous plot_tools scripts, deployed on all SSH fronted. Source code is available on the dedicated GitHub repository:

You will find examples on how to display monitoring OML files results for consumption, radio rssi and robot trajectory in those documentation pages:

Maintenance operation of April 4th

05 Apr 2016

The whole FIT IoT-LAB testbed was closed on April 4th for maintenance and upgrade operations.

During this day we deployed new software; here are the details:


The robots backend software has been totally refactored to ease the evolution and development of future features. In this operation, we also upgrade the ROS framework version to its last LTS (ROS Indigo); running on a recommended Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

It improves a lot robots navigation, being faster, more accurate.The concrete impact today for users is a slight change in the use of mobility. Mobility models have their own JSON description and are now separated from profiles association. As you associate firmware(s) and profile(s) to your experiment nodes, you may also associate a mobility. For that, since it does not impact a lot of people, we decided to delete all users profile including a mobility description.

Therefore, we removed this feature from the web portal, and implemented a first solution via cli-tools. A new CLI Client, named iotlab-robot, has been added to get the status of robots, get the list of mobilities,and update a mobility association during an experiment. Currently, you have a total of 7 robots deployed:

  • 2 in Grenoble – m3-381 & m3-382;
  • 3 in Lille – m3-257, m3-258 & m3-259;
  • 2 in Strasbourg – m3-96 & m3-97.

CLI tools

CLI tools have a new release (2.0.0) to manage new robots features. As mentioned just above, a new CLI Client dedicated to robots has been added. Find more details in the commit message of release 2.0.0.