Soft Actuation for Home and Office

Jarosław Domaszewicz , Spyros Lalis


Nowadays, most effort in the area of context-aware systems goes into applications that process sensor data to proactively drive actuators. We share the concerns raised about such fully automated operation. Most notably, due to imperfect context inferences, actuating decisions are often contrary to the user’s actual desires. Thus we focus on what we refer to as soft actuation: issuing low-key, non-verbal hints to the user, prompting him to optionally perform specific actuating actions. An actuating action consists in reaching to a nearby object and performing a simple manual operation on it. In this paper we describe the concept of soft actuation, position it with respect to related work, and identify relevant research challenges.
Author Jarosław Domaszewicz (FEIT / IT)
Jarosław Domaszewicz,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Spyros Lalis - [Panepistimio Thesalias]
Spyros Lalis,,
Book Augusto Juan Carlos, Bourdakis Vassilis, Braga Daniela, Egerton Simon, Fujinami Kaori, Hunter Gordon, Kawsar Fahim, Lotfi Ahmad, Preuveneers Davy, Abdul Rahman Abdul Wahab, Zamudio Victor (eds.): Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments - IE'13, 2013, Athens, IEEE Computer Society, ISBN 978-0-7695-5038-1, 270 p., DOI:10.1109/IE.2013.1
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Keywords in Englishcontext-aware applications; pervasive computing; human-computer interaction; embedded interaction; user control; intrusiveness; home and office environment
ProjectInternet-of-Things Testbeds in Smart Buildings and Cities. Project leader: Domaszewicz Jarosław, , Phone: +48 22 234-5238, start date 01-06-2012, end date 28-02-2013, IT/2012/7PR/10, Completed
WEiTI 7 Framework Programme (7 FP) [7 Program Ramowy (7 PR)]
The Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Lubacz Józef, , Phone: 22 234 65 31, start date 04-05-2012, planned end date 31-03-2013, end date 31-12-2013, IT/2012/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
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Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 02-02-2020, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
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