At home with agents: exploring attitudes towards future smart energy infrastructures

  title={At home with agents: exploring attitudes towards future smart energy infrastructures},
  author={Tom A. Rodden and Joel E. Fischer and Nadia Pantidi and Khaled Bachour and Stuart Moran},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • T. Rodden, J. Fischer, S. Moran
  • Published 27 April 2013
  • Engineering
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Energy systems researchers are proposing a broad range of future "smart" energy infrastructures to promote more efficient management of energy resources. This paper considers how consumers might relate to these future smart grids within the UK. To address this challenge we exploited a combination of demonstration and animated sketches to convey the nature of a future smart energy infrastructure based on software agents. Users' reactions suggested that although they felt an obligation to engage… 

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