The aim of our group is to advance the scientific understanding of the challenges associated with developing intelligent environments.
This research group is producing science and technological advances to realise the concept of Intelligent Environments, that is technological infrastructure which is deployed in a physical space and uses context-awareness to deliver services which are useful to humans.
Possible applications include smart homes, classrooms, hospitals and museums. This concept can also be successfully applied to other domains (street, shopping centres, fashion, retailing, monitoring wildlife, etc). The technological infrastructure in this area is largely relying on networked sensors and actuators.
Sensors collect information 24/7 on activities developing within a space and transform them into digital/analog which can then be processed by autonomous intelligent software. Diverse information can be gathered on: image, sound, liquids, gases, pressure, trajectories, etc. Sensors produce vast amounts of data which can be processed by algorithms capable of learning/reasoning autonomously, producing warnings in real-time or historical trends. Actuators allow the transformation of digital/analog information into action within the environment.
The decision-making process is driven by Ambient Intelligence software and the interaction between the system and humans is done through intelligent, adaptive and personalised interfaces.
For further details visit the research group webpage.