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Sensors 2017, 17(3), 525; doi:10.3390/s17030525

Off the Shelf Cloud Robotics for the Smart Home: Empowering a Wireless Robot through Cloud Computing

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Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla. Camino de los descubrimientos s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
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Departamento de Ingeniería, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Campus de Palmas Altas 41014, Spain
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Academic Editors: Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Hemant Ghayvat and Nagender Kumar Suryadevara
Received: 25 November 2016 / Revised: 24 February 2017 / Accepted: 24 February 2017 / Published: 6 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Home Automation and Security)
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In this paper, we explore the possibilities offered by the integration of home automation systems and service robots. In particular, we examine how advanced computationally expensive services can be provided by using a cloud computing approach to overcome the limitations of the hardware available at the user’s home. To this end, we integrate two wireless low-cost, off-the-shelf systems in this work, namely, the service robot Rovio and the home automation system Z-wave. Cloud computing is used to enhance the capabilities of these systems so that advanced sensing and interaction services based on image processing and voice recognition can be offered. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart home; service robots; cloud computing smart home; service robots; cloud computing
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Ramírez De La Pinta, J.; Maestre Torreblanca, J.M.; Jurado, I.; Reyes De Cozar, S. Off the Shelf Cloud Robotics for the Smart Home: Empowering a Wireless Robot through Cloud Computing. Sensors 2017, 17, 525.

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