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Guided Autonomic Building

Guided Autonomic Building addresses the collaborative development of intelligent autonomous systems in intelligent environments, which interact with each other (M2M) and with users over intelligent networks.

The object of research is the improvement of energy efficiency, comfort, security and quality of life through the networking of intelligent buildings and homes with a dual reality service and assistance platform for autonomous, connected and resource-efficient buildings (Smart Buildings) with a maximum of individual service and user integration.

Resource-efficient, smart buildings are very complex technological systems and set high demands on the requirements for home networking and building automation, on the internal and external interconnectivity of control components, on the degree of individual operational flexibility, on the operational concept and on the configuration possibilities. Moreover, intelligent, self-learning systems are necessary, which based on patterns of use, concrete application scenarios and local environmental conditions can undertake the necessary configuration and control processes on heating, air-conditioning, lighting, security and multimedia components in an autonomous way, which, however, gives the user more influence than current systems at the same time. Through their use, according to the hybrid added value approach, diverse competitive advantages become available, as well as efficiency and value adding potential. Only few of the mentioned aspects, especially in Human-Technology Interaction are used in current building automation systems. Using smartphones and tablets as interaction devices only shifts the classical user interface to another medium, and their application brings user only few advantages in practice. There exists no integrated concept on how to fully use the advantages of autonomous building automation. Besides the optimisation of energy use, functions in the area of “Ambient Assisted Living” are those that require extensive interconnection and configurability that do not require the intervention of a technician. So, for example, in case a family member falls ill, a user should be able to activate the necessary Ambient Assisted Living services at the push of a button, with the help of the assistance system. With the help of presence and geolocation functions, the building interacts with its inhabitants through all the devices connected to the assistance system and configurates them according to the users’ wishes.

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Funding code: 01MA13003B