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.

IPv6 ready

23 Oct 2015

We are pleased to announce a public IPv6 service on the FIT IoT-LAB testbed.

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

Workshop Internet Of Things/Equipex FIT IoT-LAB

29 Sep 2015

After the first FIT IoT-LAB workshop last year in Grenoble, which hosted 70 attendees, we propose a second edition in Lille on October 14 & 15, 2015.

This workshop has the dual purpose of allowing exchanges on research and presenting talks and tutorials on various topics in the IoT domain. It specifically targets experimentation through testing, verification, deployment, integration, management and federation of experimental platforms. It will bring together people from academia and industry, in several areas of research so that they can exchange ideas about the current and the future of the IoT.

The first day will be dedicated to conference sessions; the second day to tutorials on using FIT IoT-LAB.

Come to visit the platform and meet us.

Details and Presentations

Rescom SmartCities Summer School

07 Jul 2015

Late june was held in Lyon (France) the Rescom summer school on smart cities.

A 3 hours tutorial on FIT platforms was given to attendees. It was the opportunity to learn how to experiment through the Onelab webportal on the NITOS Lab and directly on the IoT-LAB facility.

  • SlidesA presentation on FIT facilities was given in introduction by Dr. Timur Friedman
  • Tutorial

Maintenance operation of May 26th

27 May 2015

The whole FIT IoT-LAB testbed was closed on May 26th for maintenance and upgrade operations.

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

  • New Paris Iot-LAB site
  • CLI tools upgrade to version 1.6.0: we implemented a new command-line tool for robot management and the opportunity to update the nodes profile configuration during experiment. See changelog :
  • Debugging with M3 nodes: we add feature for debugging remotely M3 nodes from SSH frontend. Learn how to use it through this documentation