In Guided AB researchers team up with industry to jointly develop innovative concepts for a flexible building automation and home networking in the context of smart homes. The objective of Guided AB is to create a flexible, easily configurable, and efficient system which is able to integrate existing solutions.
By means of a virtual 3D model of a house or apartment, the project focuses on the simple operation and configuration of complex building controls (dual reality interface). In addition, there are sensors and actuators that provide the hardware basis for the Guided AB services. The aim of the project is to develop mobile apps which enable consumers to assign their household appliances and control them intuitively.
DFKI’s Agents and Simulated Reality (ASR) department focuses for its part on the design and development of the so called “Dual-Reality-Interface.” An autonomous, networked, and resource efficient apartment building is presented as a cyber-physical system that is controlled and displayed from the intuitive operator console. The challenge in this comtext is to integrate interactive 3D web technologies, modern app concepts, and mobile phones to allow for entirely new forms of interaction with intelligent buildings.
Guided AB is a collaborative project sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) under the framework of the technology initiative “Autonomics for INDUSTRIE 4.0”. This program combines the innovative potential of modern information and communication technologies with industrial production and accelerates the development of new kinds of products. The Guided AB project has a three year term, beginning in October 2010.
Contact: Georg Demme