Homeostasis control of building environment using sensor agent robot

Eri Nagahama, Akira Mita

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Abstract

A human centered system for building is demanded to meet variety of needs due to the diversification and maturation of society. Smart buildings and smart houses have been studied to satisfy this demand. However, it is difficult for such systems to respond flexibly to unexpected events and needs that are caused by aging and complicate emotion changes. With this regards, we suggest "Biofied Buildings". The goal for this research is to realize buildings that are safer, more comfortable and more energy-efficient by embedding adaptive functions of life into buildings. In this paper, we propose a new control system for building environments, focused on physiological adaptation, particularly homeostasis, endocrine system and immune system. Residents are used as living sensors and controllers in the control loop. A sensor agent robot is used to acquire resident's discomfort feeling, and to output hormone-like signals to activate devices to control the environments. The proposed system could control many devices without establishing complicated scenarios. Results obtained from some simulations and the demonstration experiments using an LED lighting system showed that the proposed system were able to achieve robust and stable control of environments without complicated scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 22
EventSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Mar 122012 Mar 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8345
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period12/3/1212/3/15

Keywords

  • Adaptive algorithm
  • Biofied buildings
  • Endocrine system
  • Homeostasis control
  • Immune system
  • Physiological adaptation
  • Sensor agent robot

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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    Nagahama, E., & Mita, A. (2012). Homeostasis control of building environment using sensor agent robot. In Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012 [83453K] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8345). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.914784