Raspberry PIs have high energy consumption and interfaces which are unnecessary, eg. HDMI. Microcontrollers on the other hand have low energy consumption but are not powerful. A combination of the two would be suitable for fog computing like architectures and scenarios, allowing the use in an edge position, eg. directly connected to sensors, but in a smarter, more flexible and active way then what a microcontroller could do.
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