Towards and Autonomous Mobile Control Unit of Smart Homes

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dc.contributor.authorWang, Haidong
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-27T17:02:23Z
dc.date.available2013-06-27T17:02:23Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/24261
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-3057
dc.description.abstractSince smart homes will be more and more popular in the future, the needs of finding a friendly, comfortable and smart interface between users and home environments are growing. However, conventional interfaces have reached their limits. So, this paper describes a new concept of interface in a home environment. This work is distinguished by building a separable smart robot. A smart phone is used as a brain, and a robot car is used as a body. With the system, people will be allowed to carry the robot's brain when they are out of their home. In this case, the brain can not only be a normal smart phone, but also can monitor parameters such as the temperature at home. On the other hand, when people are at home, they will be allowed to put their phones on the robot car. By invoking the system, they will have an assist-robot. This assist-robot will act as a new interface in the smart home by following people and recognizing their voice commands in order to take notes, to read notes and to control smart home devices. This thesis also implements face recognition to improve the communication between users and the interface. Test results show that our proposed system is well accepted.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectSmart Home
dc.subjectRobot
dc.subjectSmart phone
dc.subjectSeparable Robot
dc.subjectFollowing a person
dc.titleTowards and Autonomous Mobile Control Unit of Smart Homes
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentScience informatique et génie électrique / Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
dc.contributor.supervisorEl Saddik, Abdulmotaleb
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMASc
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineGénie / Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMASc
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineGénie / Engineering
uottawa.departmentScience informatique et génie électrique / Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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