Abstract: This paper proposes the use of an autonomous assistant mobile robot in order to monitor the environmental conditions of a large indoor area and develop an ambient intelligence application. The mobile robot uses single high performance embedded sensors in order to collect and geo-reference environmental information such as ambient temperature, air velocity and orientation and gas concentration. The data collected with the assistant mobile robot is analyzed in order to detect unusual measurements or discrepancies and develop focused corrective ambient actions. This paper shows an example of the measurements performed in a research facility which have enabled the detection and location of an uncomfortable temperature profile inside an office of the research facility. The ambient intelligent application has been developed by performing some localized ambient measurements that have been analyzed in order to propose some ambient actuations to correct the uncomfortable temperature profile.
Keywords: ambient intelligence; human thermal comfort; robotic exploration
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Martinez, D.; Teixidó, M.; Font, D.; Moreno, J.; Tresanchez, M.; Marco, S.; Palacín, J. Ambient Intelligence Application Based on Environmental Measurements Performed with an Assistant Mobile Robot. Sensors 2014, 14, 6045-6055.
Martinez D, Teixidó M, Font D, Moreno J, Tresanchez M, Marco S, Palacín J. Ambient Intelligence Application Based on Environmental Measurements Performed with an Assistant Mobile Robot. Sensors. 2014; 14(4):6045-6055.
Martinez, Dani; Teixidó, Mercè; Font, Davinia; Moreno, Javier; Tresanchez, Marcel; Marco, Santiago; Palacín, Jordi. 2014. "Ambient Intelligence Application Based on Environmental Measurements Performed with an Assistant Mobile Robot." Sensors 14, no. 4: 6045-6055.