Plans and Planning in Smart Homes

  • Richard Simpson
  • Debra Schreckenghost
  • Edmund F. LoPresti
  • Ned Kirsch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4008)


In this chapter, we review the use (and uses) of plans and planning in Smart Homes. Plans have several applications within Smart Homes, including: sharing task execution with the home’s inhabitants, providing task guidance to inhabitants, and to identifying emergencies. These plans are not necessarily generated automatically, nor are they always represented in a human-readable form. The chapter ends with a discussion of the research issues surrounding the integration of plans and planning into Smart Homes.


Mobile Robot Smart Home Probabilistic Neural Network Intelligent Environment Monitoring Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Simpson
    • 1
  • Debra Schreckenghost
    • 2
  • Edmund F. LoPresti
    • 3
  • Ned Kirsch
    • 4
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburgh
  2. 2.TRACLabsHouston
  3. 3.AT SciencesPittsburgh
  4. 4.University of MichiganAnn Arbor

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