Chad Mann, center, and Matt Hansen, right, of Mannmade Engineering, build a wake-up call system to help get teens out of bed in the morning during a challenge at the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative's Robotics and Internet of Things event at Utah Valley University in Orem on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

The RIoT event served as an introduction to the USTAR program and outlined the current state of the things on the Internet, the potential it presents for Utah companies and what challenges must be faced in order for the world to connect.