Astrid Zeman

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Managing demand for electrical energy allows generation facilities to be run more efficiently. Current systems allow for management between large industrial consumers. There is, however, an increasing trend to decentralize energy resource management and push it to the level of individual households, or even appliances. In this work we investigate the(More)
AbSTrACT In order to cope with the unpredictability of the energy market and provide rapid response when supply is strained by demand, an emerging technology, called energy demand management, enables appliances to manage and defer their electricity consumption when price soars. Initial experiments with our multi-agent, power load management simulator,(More)
Studying illusions provides insight into the way the brain processes information. The Müller-Lyer Illusion (MLI) is a classical geometrical illusion of size, in which perceived line length is decreased by arrowheads and increased by arrowtails. Many theories have been put forward to explain the MLI, such as misapplied size constancy scaling, the statistics(More)
This paper describes our research in technology for the management and control of distributed energy resource agents. An agent-based management and control system is being developed to enable large-scale deployment of distributed energy resources. Local intelligent agents will allow consumers who are connected at low levels in the distribution network to(More)
This paper presents a new multi-agent physics-based simulation framework (DISCOVERY), supporting experiments with self-organizing underwater sensor and actuator networks. DISCOVERY models mobile autonomous underwater vehicles, distributed sensor and actuator nodes, as well as multi-agent data-to-decision integration. The simulator is a real-time system(More)
To improve robustness in object recognition, many artificial visual systems imitate the way in which the human visual cortex encodes object information as a hierarchical set of features. These systems are usually evaluated in terms of their ability to accurately categorize well-defined, unambiguous objects and scenes. In the real world, however, not all(More)