Smart devices for the home are nothing new. Human nature forces us to find better, smarter solutions for life’s problems. Why waste time, energy and resources if there is a more effective, efficient approach. Besides, smart devices aren’t the first major development here. Robots in our homes are the way of the future.
Electrification and programming turned manual jobs or chores into mechanical products. Developers talk about the rise of domotics, or home automation, meaning robotics for domestic chores around the home. This is the next step in the history of the smart, efficient home.
In 2016, a group of researchers released a theory on the three generations of home automation as part of a paper titled; “Sustainable Smart Home and Home Automation: Big Data Analytics Approach”. The 3 generations include:
- First Generation: wireless technology with a proxy server for basic automated tasks.
- Second Generation: AI devices that control other electronics such as home hubs and smart thermostats like the latest Nest & ecobee thermostats.
Robots now come in many shapes and sizes, for many functions. There are cute ones, and there are serious ones. There are ones with important roles in defense and healthcare, and there are strippers and hitchhikers and with no real purpose.
Then there are all the humanoids, bears, dogs and other creatures in between that are trying to use robotics to help. The breath of robotics allows companies to continue developing robots that really can make a difference.…
Smart home systems are now more intelligent and capable thanks to improvements in artificial intelligence. This is clear from Google Home’s preemptive response and the recognition software of many devices.
This tech is more sophisticated than ever and offers a two-way system beyond command and response. As these relationships and functions develop further, the benefits for the human user can only increase. AI really will change our home lives for the better, and it is only getting started.…
Application Development With Open Source Code: Yes or No?
Opinions on open-source platforms are often mixed. Some companies hate the idea. They view them as places where they will struggle to make the profit and risk the theft of intellectual property. In fact, Microsoft once saw the platform as a clear threat. Then there are those that embrace open application development.
Many companies see the potential in the community aspects regarding information sharing and product development. There are clearly different ways to use open-source systems. Some dive in headfirst and take full advantage of the public forum in testing and developing services. Others take a more wary approach.
The following ten companies all have their approaches, views, and purposes.…
Benefits Of Medical Robots
The idea of robots in medical professions is slowly becoming a reality. While most of the work and care provision is still provided via human hands, robots are supplying help in key areas. Researchers are developing medical robots for many applications, all with greater skill and potential for their role. The main problem is that there are still questions over their place in hospitals. How much are patients and doctors willing to let them do?…
Artificial intelligence(AI) is the next big thing in smart home technology for many homeowners. New home hubs and integrated systems are more appealing and capable than ever. However, AI has been helping us at home for a little while now, with smart thermostats to control heating times and costs and AI assistants. The difference here is the speed of developments and the new potential for these systems.…
Robotics For Home Assistants
The world of robotics has opened the door for many interesting tools in many applications. Robots, whether simplistic or humanoid, have the potential to change many industries. This ranges as far as healthcare and surgery to manufacturing and customer service. In the end, most consumers are still waiting for that perfect robot butler or maid. Home assistant robots are highly desirable and now come in many forms.…