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In this paper, we make use of Home Automation techniques to design and implement a remotely controlled, energy-efficient and highly scalable Smart Home with basic features that safeguard the residents' comfort and security. Our system consists of a house network (sensors and appliance actuators to respectively get information from and control the house(More)
Autonomous mobile service robots move in our buildings, carrying out different tasks across multiple floors. While moving and performing their tasks, these robots find themselves in a variety of states. Although speech is often used for communicating the robot’s state to humans, such communication can often be ineffective. We investigate the use of lights(More)
In order to be successfully integrated into humanpopulated environments, mobile robots need to express relevant information about their state to the outside world. In particular, animated lights are a promising way to express hidden robot state information such that it is visible at a distance. In this work, we present an online study to evaluate the effect(More)
Children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) exhibit behaviors that may vary drastically from child to child. The goal of achieving accurate computer simulations of behavioral responses to given stimuli for different ASD severities is a difficult one, but it could unlock interesting applications such as informing the algorithms of agents designed to(More)
Home automation is becoming popular due to its numerous benefits. Home automation refers to the control of home appliances and domestic features by local networking or by remote control. Artificial Intelligence provides us the framework to go real-time decision and automation for Internet of Things (IoT). The work deals with discussion about different(More)
The goal of this work is to enable interactions with a humanoid robot that can be customized to to exhibit different behaviors typically observed in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) of different severities. In a first step, we design robot behaviors as responses to three different stimuli, inspired by activities used in the context of ASD(More)
The goal of this work is to enable interactions of humans with a humanoid robot that can be customized to exhibit behaviors typically observed in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) along different severities. In a first step, we design robot behaviors as responses to three different stimulus families, inspired by activities used in the context of(More)
Mobile robots are entering our daily lives and are expected to carry out tasks with, for, and around humans in diverse environments. Due to their mobility and the diversity of their states while executing their tasks, revealing robot state information during task execution is crucial to enable effective human-robot collaboration, better trust in the robot,(More)