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IS-2004-53: Designing Smart Environments: A Paradigm Based on Learning and Prediction
This paper presents an overview of the potential of home automation. It also introduces the MavHome (Managing an Adaptable Versatile Home), a research project at the University of Texas at Arlington. Sensor data is collected and processed by intelligent agents (computer algorithms). These agents can deduce the occupant’s movement within the house, and deliver services where appropriate, thereby saving energy.