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A Multi-Agent-Based Intelligent Sensor and Actuator Network Design for Smart House and Home Automation
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
College of Transportation and Management, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026, China
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Received: 9 June 2013; in revised form: 2 August 2013 / Accepted: 6 August 2013 / Published: 19 August 2013
Abstract: The smart-house technology aims to increase home automation and security with reduced energy consumption. A smart house consists of various intelligent sensors and actuators operating on different platforms with conflicting objectives. This paper proposes a multi-agent system (MAS) design framework to achieve smart house automation. The novelties of this work include the developments of (1) belief, desire and intention (BDI) agent behavior models; (2) a regulation policy-based multi-agent collaboration mechanism; and (3) a set of metrics for MAS performance evaluation. Simulations of case studies are performed using the Java Agent Development Environment (JADE) to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed method.
Keywords: multi-agent system; smart house; intelligent sensor-actuator networks; JADE
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Sun, Q.; Yu, W.; Kochurov, N.; Hao, Q.; Hu, F. A Multi-Agent-Based Intelligent Sensor and Actuator Network Design for Smart House and Home Automation. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2, 557-588.
Sun Q, Yu W, Kochurov N, Hao Q, Hu F. A Multi-Agent-Based Intelligent Sensor and Actuator Network Design for Smart House and Home Automation. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks. 2013; 2(3):557-588.
Sun, Qingquan; Yu, Weihong; Kochurov, Nikolai; Hao, Qi; Hu, Fei. 2013. "A Multi-Agent-Based Intelligent Sensor and Actuator Network Design for Smart House and Home Automation." J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2, no. 3: 557-588.