UW CSE professor Shyam Gollakota is in the New York Times.
“Researchers at the University of Washington have also been working on a method for wireless devices to communicate without using any battery power. The technique involves harvesting energy from TV, cellular and Wi-Fi signals that are already in the air, said Shyamnath Gollakota, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering who is working on the project.
“‘The idea is basically you have signals around you,’ Mr. Gollakota said. ‘So why do you have to generate new signals to communicate?’