Ambient intelligent environments and environmental decisions via agent-based systems

Original Research

Abstract

This work introduces an alternative approach to designing ambient intelligent environments by using a multi-agent system consisting of agents that represent inhabitants (humans, animals, plants, and objects) of the environment and physical devices (sensors and actuators) that control and monitor the environment. Inhabitants are able to compromise their own needs for the betterment of the environment as a whole. This synergy creates a balance where each inhabitant potentially receives sub-optimal environmental conditions but the environment as a whole achieves a optimal level. This work addresses several issues involving multiple parameter optimization and constraint satisfaction while maintaining the well being and physical structure of the inhabitants of an environment as well as the comfort of multiple human inhabitants sharing the same environment and its resources.

Keywords

Ambient intelligent environments Multi-agent systems Multiple human and non-human inhabitants Multiple constraint satisfaction Genetic algorithm 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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