Biofied building: Interactive and adaptive building using sensor agent robots

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Abstract

Evaluating and recording building conditions in a quantitative manner such as level of deterioration and level of safety has been recognized an important research area and is called structural health monitoring (SHM). The (SHM) system has been studied and developed in our laboratory for many years. Our SHM system consists of a smart sensor network (for data acquisition), a database server, and a diagnosis and prognosis server. The SHM, however, can be extended to more novel roles - detecting and recording the histories of environmental conditions of building structures and flexibly adjust to the environments. Living matter has very flexible and smart adaption mechanisms in nature as categorized into four, sensory adaption, adaption by learning, physiological adaption, and evolutionary adaption. We would like to implement these adaption mechanisms into buildings. We call this concept "biofied building" or "biofication of living spaces" and are working to integrate the concept. We are particularly interested in using robots as sensor agents to gather information of buildings and residents and interact with them. The information obtained by the sensor agent robots is used to record all aspects of life phases of the environment relevant to buildings. This paper presents some aspects of the "biofied building" research conducted at our laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 26
EventSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Mar 72011 Mar 10

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7981
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/3/711/3/10

Keywords

  • Sensor agent robot
  • adaption
  • biofication of living space
  • biofied building
  • structural health monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mita, A. (2011). Biofied building: Interactive and adaptive building using sensor agent robots. In Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011 [79811T] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7981). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880250