CABA Information Series
IS-2004-51: Smart Homes
First in a series of papers from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, this paper introduces the MavHome (Managing an Adaptable Versatile Home) research project. An intelligent home uses inputs from sensors to operate home automation systems in order to create a comfortable and efficient environment. The intelligent system is based on physical devices, communications networks, data collection, and automatic decision-making. The decision algorithms seek patterns from the sensor inputs.