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MQTT Based Appliance Control and Automation with Room Occupancy Monitoring Using YOLO

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Control and automation systems are desired in today’s fast-paced world as they provide users the luxury of accessing and controlling devices remotely and automate their activities to an extent. This eventually produces desired results such as efficient energy and resource management. In this study a control and automation system was developed, specifically a smart air conditioning system guided by room occupancy accounting. The typical architecture of a home automation system was used as the system’s architecture, wherein different inherent and non-inherently smart devices were integrated through the Internet IoT platform OpenHAB and MQTT as communication protocol. The development of this study served as demonstration of control and automation systems’ capability to be scaled to larger paradigms such as smart buildings and facilitate efficient energy and resource management on a larger scale.


  • MQTT
  • Smart buildings
  • Smart building energy management systems (SBEMS)
  • You Only Look Once (YOLO)
  • Edge and cloud computing
  • Room occupancy
  • Automation

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This study was funded by the University Research Council (URC) of the Ateneo de Manila University under the URC project, “Development of an Energy Monitoring System for Smart Buildings (Phase 1).”

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Abad, J.G.B., Romero, D.G., Dolalas, J.M., Parocha, R.C., Macabebe, E.Q.B. (2022). MQTT Based Appliance Control and Automation with Room Occupancy Monitoring Using YOLO. In: Arai, K. (eds) Intelligent Computing. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 283. Springer, Cham.

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