Synopses & Reviews
Researchers involved in the Intelligent Environment field are working towards a future where humans live in autonomous and adaptive environments; where public and private spaces are endowed with intelligence that enhances user experience and improves quality of life. Each chapter in the book describes an example of intelligent environment, focussing on the artificial intelligence technique employed to create the environment. The book also introduces engineering solutions to the problem of understanding and modelling complex scenes via multi-modal arrays of sensors. This collection contains contributions from key researchers in the field. Topics covered include: Ontology learning Multi-agent methods Multi-sensor fusion Intelligent human-environment interaction Advanced human-computer interaction Conventional and embedded robotic solutions Ambient representation and innovative sensors This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in academia and industry wishing to learn more about ambient intelligence and its potential impact on society.
This innovative book discusses engineering solutions for the automatic understanding of a complex scene via multi-modal arrays of sensors. It focuses on research dealing with robotic platforms that augment an environment. In particular, it considers the study of information fusion methods, the study of algorithms for ontology learning from tabula rasa information and the integration of new types of sensors into existing networks of heterogeneous sensors. It also concentrates on the development and deployment of fielded solutions in public spaces and the evaluation of systems. Intelligent Environments explores artificial intelligence techniques, essential for implementing AmI systems. Applications including intelligent environments (smart homes, smart public spaces e.g. airports, museums, etc), ubiquitous computing and wearable devices are also covered. This broad-ranging state-of-the-art volume will be of interest to researchers in academia and industry as well as practitioners and graduate students.
Table of Contents
From the contents
Intelligent Environments: Methods, Algorithms and Applications.- A Pervasive Sensor System for Evidence-based Nursing Care Support.- Anomalous Behaviour Detection:Supporting Independent Living.- Sequential Pattern Mining for Cooking-Support Robot.- Robotic Sensory and Problem Solving Ingredients for the Future Home.- Ubiquitous Stereo Vision for Human Sensing.- Augmenting Professional Training, an Ambient Intelligence Approach.- Stereo Omni-directional System (SOS) and its Applications.- Video Analysis for Ambient Intelligence in Urban Environments.- From Monomodal to Multimodal: Affect Recognition Using Visual Modalities.- Importance of Vision in: Understanding Speech Using Robot Vision and Demonstrating Proper Actions to Human Vision.- Index.