Smart Space & Infrastructure CPS

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Among CPS studies, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is one domain that can be improved to support connectivity as well as bring better usability, reliability, and functionality to the system itself. This enhancement is important especially because room temperature control can strongly affect quality of life in home, workplace, or any environment that have temperature requirements. In this study, we take this into account and introduce a way to provide a uniformed distribution of room …

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With an increased awareness of living a health-conscious lifestyle, many efforts are made to reduce stress levels. However, activities such as exercising require an action to go to a certain location and effort to set aside an allocated time. To effectively contribute towards lowering stress levels, we propose convenient, entertaining, and time-effective ways of relieving stress with objects that are used and seen inside home and workplaces. Relieving stress within daily routines can greatly contribute towards making home and workplace more enjoyable, saving time, and improving physical, emotional and psychological health. …

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Home automation uses different types of network protocols such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee. However, existing home equipment often requires network communication enabled power plugs or devices that has a unique communication protocol specified by the company. Although these equipment have standard communication capability, each device is limited to communicate within a same network protocol enabled devices. In order to solve this issue between various network protocols in smart …

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Smarthome has been developed for enhancing convenience and safety, and robots are one of the major parts of the smarthome. The robots assist the elderly and disabled people by helping specific tasks such as drug delivery or following human commands to control smarthome devices. They perform daily activities instead of humans for improving quality of life in the smarthome. Even though throwing away trash is one of daily activities and a simple task, it is sometimes difficult and inconvenient …

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