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Energy-Aware Agents for Detecting Nonessential Appliances

  • Shih-chiang Lee
  • Gu-yuan Lin
  • Wan-rong Jih
  • Chi-Chia Huang
  • Jane Yung-jen Hsu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7057)

Abstract

In the past decades, the amount of electricity used by appliances has grown dramatically. As we are demanding more electricity, we should lower the damage to our environment by using energy efficiently. Conservation of energy by looking at one’s habits and notifying them to turn off unnecessary appliances can help out a lot. This research develop a framework, which is able to recognize the operating state of every electrical appliance in a house and figure current user activity. By analyzing the behavior of using appliances, the correlation between activity and appliance can help to detect the nonessential appliance, which is the appliance does not participate in any user activity. The real user experimental results show 96.43% in recognizing the operating state of appliances and 72.66% in detecting nonessential appliances.

Keywords

activity recognition appliance monitoring energy conservation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shih-chiang Lee
    • 1
  • Gu-yuan Lin
    • 1
  • Wan-rong Jih
    • 1
  • Chi-Chia Huang
    • 1
  • Jane Yung-jen Hsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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