Theory and Control Systems

Home Automation
 
Description

Home automation deals with the problems of designing and realizing tools, devices and procedures for home management, with particular emphasis on the resource management, user satisfaction and protection of the home environment. 
The research aims at developing methodological tools for modeling and controlling home automation systems based on Multiple Agent System Theory and at realizing efficient control strategies for managing limited resources, like electricity, gas, water, in such a way to maximize efficiency and to satisfy user requirements. Related communication issues in home automation systems are also investigated.  A complete simulation environment for the design and validation of home automation systems is constructed and related knowledge is transferred to partner industries (see below).

Laboratory: DOMOLAB, at DII
Contact PersonAnna Maria Perdon, Giuseppe Conte
Collaborations:
  • ENEL
  • Indesit Company
  • National Instruments
  • Gruppo Bticino-Legrand
  • Thermowatt
  • MerloniTermosanitari
  • AEA
Projects:
Industria 2015 GEAR
 
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