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Ambient Agents: Embedded Agents for Remote Control and Monitoring Using the PANGEA Platform

Departamento de Informática y Automática, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza de la Merced s/n, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Campus de Montegancedo s/n, Boadilla del Monte, 28600 Madrid, Spain
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Sensors 2014, 14(8), 13955-13979;
Received: 8 April 2014 / Revised: 15 July 2014 / Accepted: 21 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors Data Fusion for Healthcare)
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Ambient intelligence has advanced significantly during the last few years. The incorporation of image processing and artificial intelligence techniques have opened the possibility for such aspects as pattern recognition, thus allowing for a better adaptation of these systems. This study presents a new model of an embedded agent especially designed to be implemented in sensing devices with resource constraints. This new model of an agent is integrated within the PANGEA (Platform for the Automatic Construction of Organiztions of Intelligent Agents) platform, an organizational-based platform, defining a new sensor role in the system and aimed at providing contextual information and interacting with the environment. A case study was developed over the PANGEA platform and designed using different agents and sensors responsible for providing user support at home in the event of incidents or emergencies. The system presented in the case study incorporates agents in Arduino hardware devices with recognition modules and illuminated bands; it also incorporates IP cameras programmed for automatic tracking, which can connect remotely in the event of emergencies. The user wears a bracelet, which contains a simple vibration sensor that can receive notifications about the emergency situation. View Full-Text
Keywords: ambient intelligence; smart living; remote monitoring; open MAS ambient intelligence; smart living; remote monitoring; open MAS
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Villarrubia, G.; De Paz, J.F.; Bajo, J.; Corchado, J.M. Ambient Agents: Embedded Agents for Remote Control and Monitoring Using the PANGEA Platform. Sensors 2014, 14, 13955-13979.

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