Glossary

$AUKI

A cryptographic and transferable representation of value secured on a blockchain, used to interact with the posemesh protocol. It can be burned for credits or used to stake a reputation.

Auki Labs

Auki Labs is a private company tasked by the Foundation to develop the posemesh protocol.

Burn

The permanent removal of a token from the total supply.

Calibrate

To calibrate a device is to make its position or pose known within a coordinate system.

Capabilities

The posemesh SDK has modular extensions for the receiving and performing of tasks. To be able to register as capable of performing a task type, you must register that capability.

Credits

A non-transferable representation of pre-paid claims on posemesh services and data. Credits are purchased through burning the $AUKI token.

Demand Participant

A participant requesting capabilities from the protocol in exchange for credits.

Discovery Service

The posemesh discovery service allows participants to form domain clusters, and manages participant reputations through a blockchain interface.

Distributed hash table

A distributed hash table (DHT) is a form of document replicated across several devices, so that each device has a full or partial copy of the data. The posemesh discovery service uses a geographically partitioned DHT, meaning not all devices carry all data for all geographies.

Domain

A posemesh domain is a digital representation of a physical environment and a named coordinate system. Participants can load the domain into memory to gain an understanding of the environment.

Domain Cluster

A domain cluster is a collection of participants that exchange encryption keys with each other to perform collaborative spatial computing about a domain.

Domain Manager

A domain manager is a special participant charged with the storing and serving of a domain and its spatial data to other participants. It also coordinates workloads between the visiting participants.

Domain Owner

A domain owner is a wallet address on the blockchain that is registered as the owner of a domain.

Environment

An environment is a physical space and its properties.

Fifth Protocol

A value exchange mechanism between software agents, as proposed by Naval Ravikant.

Foundation

The Posemesh Foundation is responsible for the issuance of the $AUKI token and the governance of the network economy. Their mandate is to create and promote an open source, universal spatial computing protocol and decentralized machine perception network.

Position

A position is a coordinate within a coordinate system.

Pose

A pose is a position and rotation within a coordinate system.

Posemesh

The posemesh is a decentralized machine perception network and a collaborative spatial computing protocol. It is a mesh of machines reasoning about pose.

Posemesh SDK

The Posemesh SDK is a software development kit that allows devices and applications to connect to and interact with the posemesh. It supports optional modules that grant capabilities to performed for yourself or other participants.

Spatial Data

Spatial data describes a physical environment using a named and persistent coordinate system. In the posemesh protocol, domains store and serve spatial data.

Participant

A piece of software or hardware connected to the posemesh through the posemesh SDK is called a participant. Participants can join domain clusters and perform work according to their capabilities.

Tasks

A task is a pre-defined message type within the posemesh protocol that allows a participant within a domain cluster to request work from other participants in the same cluster. Tasks are paid for in credits according to standardized units of measure for each capability.

Semantic Layer

The semantic layer of the domain is a simple spatio-semantic representation of the physical environment, designed to be incredibly lightweight for the performance of basic tasks. It contains the pose of the domain's portals, navigable areas and simple semantically downsampled occlusion volumes.

Topography Layer

The topography layer of the domain is a finer-grained polygon mesh describing the physical shapes of objects in the environment, to aid with occlusion and collisions. The topography layer provides finer detail than the semantic layer, but is also a larger data structure that is more expensive to compute.

Rendering Layer

The rendering layer is a domain's richest and heaviest digital representation of the physical environment, complete with the textures necessary to render the space as a virtual reality environment. It is typically only used by remote participants that wish to simulate seeing the space.

Partitions

A partition is a volumetric subset of the domain data that can be accessed individually, so that participants don't have to download or update the whole domain at once.

Observations

An observation is something detected by a posemesh participant, and is a subset of spatial data compatible with certain kinds of capabilities. For example, where a recognizable feature appeared in an RGB frame at a certain time and place.

Reputation

A deposit of tokens locked into a smart contract allowing the protocol to penalize bad behavior.

Supply Participant

A participant making some of its capabilities available to other participants in exchange for token rewards from the protocol.

Substrate

The set of machines hosting a DePIN network, including the machines' resources not made available to the network.

Vacancy

A request filed with the discovery service for a participant with certain capabilities to join a domain cluster.

Organization

An organization is a wallet on the blockchain tied to an offchain credit balance with the posemesh, and the ownership of applications, portals, domains, and domain managers.

Initial supply

The total amount of tokens minted at the creation of a network. In the case of the posemesh, the initial supply is 10 billion tokens.

Total supply

The total amount in existence of a given token at a given moment.

Treasury

A treasury refers to a pool of tokens granted to the Foundation, to be used for network expansion and maintenance.

Trustless

An interaction governed by a smart contract ensuring good behavior from strangers.

Utilization Rate

How well a resource is being utilized. For example, how many nights an airbnb is booked, or how many hours a GPU is working.

Semantic

Semantic information is data that describes the meaning of an object, such as "table, floor, wall".

Spatial

Spatial information is related to a space, and has a position or pose within a coordinate system.

Portals

A portal is a unique QR code with known physical dimensions, remotely programmed to redirect and calibrate visitors and participants to a domain.

Occlusion

Occlusion means hiding from view. In augmented reality, occlusion means which things should block other things from view. For example, you don't want certain things visible through walls.

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