Designing Smart Homes

Designing Smart Homes

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The area of smart homes is fast developing as an emergent area which attracts the synergy of several areas of science. This volume offers a collection of contributions addressing how artificial intelligence (AI), one of the core areas of computer science, can bring the growing area of smart homes to a higher level of functionality where homes can truly realize the long standing dream of proactively helping their inhabitants in an intelligent way. After an introductory section to describe a smart home scenario and to provide some basic terminology, the following 9 sections turn special attention to a particular exemplar application scenario (provision of healthcare and safety related services to increase the quality of life) exploring the application of specific areas of AI to this scenario.Artificial intelligence (AI) methods have the potential for broad impact in smart homes. ... a basis for personalization and learning, and provide a paradigm for home- human communication to cooperatively guide performance improvement.

Title:Designing Smart Homes
Author:Juan Carlos Augusto, Chris D. Nugent
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-06-29


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