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The rising share of energy generation of renewable energies leads to a more volatile energy generation. Large conventional generation capacities have to be kept in the system in order to smooth out the generation patterns of distributed generators. The controllability of electricity generation is on decrease. To improve adaptability of power systems due to(More)
Due to liberalization processes initiated on Japan's power market since 2000, a significant higher congestion on the power grid is expected entailing a higher vulnerability to shortages. With increasing aspirations on power supply security, an interaction with the demand side has become inevitable to reduce the congestion without the need for new generation(More)
Robot-aided care for handicapped and elderly people is expected to be a key factor in future building automation. Teams of specialized service robots shall assist autonomously in tasks of everyday life. To fulfill the demands of this application field, robotic design has to face new challenges in behavioral design. In this paper a new approach for a general(More)
KNIVES (Keio University Network oriented Intelligent and Versatile Energy saving System) is an IT based system, designed for Japanese power grids, that supports efficient control and balanced power supply. As KNIVES focuses on the integration of a vast numbers of end-users, it provides the necessary scalability, reliability, and dynamic adaptability. The(More)
The approach extends control principles of standard building automation. Introducing control commands based on information from 3D head pose estimation and tracking systems, new methods in communication and contactless controlled systems are made accomplishable. Using a visual user-interface, visually detected movements can be transformed into standard(More)
This paper describes with the design of a communication network necessary for demand response systems adapted to the requirements of the Japanese power grid. Based on KNIVES controllers and network devices an exemplary redundant hierarchical tree structure is proposed to meet high demands on reliability, scalability and dynamic adaptability in order to be(More)
The main challenge for autonomous mobile robots is to interpret a new situation correctly and to react appropriately in unknown environments. Autonomous mission completion in new territory requires flexible, adaptable, complex, but also fast action planning. For most applications behavior selection cannot be simply rule-based, requiring more sophisticated(More)
Control concepts for mobile service robots are a key issue in robotic research. With the use of mobile robots in the domestic area, further challenges entails new designs facilitating efficient control concepts for fast motion with reduced computational capacity. This paper presents motion control designed for an autonomously acting two-wheel driven robot,(More)
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