Doing the laundry with agents: a field trial of a future smart energy system in the home

  title={Doing the laundry with agents: a field trial of a future smart energy system in the home},
  author={Enrico Costanza and Joel E. Fischer and James A. Colley and Tom A. Rodden and Sarvapali D. Ramchurn and Nicholas R. Jennings},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
Future energy systems that rely on renewable energy may bring about a radical shift in how we use energy in our homes. We developed and prototyped a future scenario with highly variable, real-time electricity prices due to a grid that mainly relies on renewables. We designed and deployed an agent-based interactive system that enables users to effectively operate the washing machine in this scenario. The system is used to book timeslots of washing machine use so that the agent can help to… 

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