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Building Automation

Building Automation, or Adaptive Architecture, is a relatively new discipline. It is a merging of Home Automation techniques with biometric and behaviometric techniques in order to create a building which has an internal sensor web linked to a controlling computer system, serving as the brain of the building.

In this manner, the building is able to react like a living entity, maintaining its own climate controls inside the structure, aware of any damage that is incurred to itself, and of patterns of user resource requirements; learning over time how to best adapt to the requirements of its occupants.

See Also: Home Automation, Adaptive Architecture, Climotics, Domotics, Sensor Web, Behaviometrics, Biometrics

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Resources in our database matching the Term Building Automation:

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Multi-Agent automation on the Factory Line
Although use of AI and AGI to give robots minds of their own is something still very much in its infancy, great strides are being made. In this specific case, automation Scientists Fredrik Danielsson and Bo Svensson of University West in Sweden, have created an automation system where such robot arms make their own decisions and adapt to external circumstances.



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Building a Believable Civilisation: From the ground up:
Stage 2: Planting the seed

The second stage in building a race, is to look at what the physical attributes are; building on the limitations discovered in the habitat from part one.



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Large Image Display: Building a Dynamic Reality in the Matrix: Part 1
This is one of two such large images showing the process of building a Matrix Universe VR world via the process of animation, which makes it clearer to see what is going on and draw parallels to our own methods of building worlds.



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Large Image Display: Building a Dynamic Reality in the Matrix: Part 2
This is the second of two such large images showing the process of building a Matrix Universe VR world via the process of animation, which makes it clearer to see what is going on and draw parallels to our own methods of building worlds.



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Building Blocks: Names
A bit of a hybrid between a coding resource and a building resource, this looks at parsers, and the difficulty in getting natural language interaction between rooms, objects, and players.



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Building a Believable Civilisation: From the ground up:
Stage 3: The seedling sprouts through

The third stage in building a race is to look at the environment, at the physical capabilities of the race itself, and build on these, into the base culture they will have.



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Dark City: World-Building Paradigm
The 1998 film Dark City, actually may have much to teach us about building practices in modern VR. At least, after the warped minds at VWN get through with it.



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Building Specifications for M** Rooms
Originally part of a larger article on "Building Specifications for Cruel World MUD", this section, discussing the best way to build rooms is applicable to any text-based virtual environment, and, as such, is a recommended read.



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VR Demonstrated as a Serious Commercial Design Tool
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation in Germany, have demonstrated the advantages of using virtual reality for product development in commercial settings.



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Large Image Display: The Stepford Wives: Soulless Automation
A scene from 'The Stepford Wives' in which the robotic skin is shown to Joanna for the first time; along with the knowledge that she will soon be inside it, whether she wishes it or not. This plays on the submersion of humanity within the machine, and also the uncanny valley.



 

Industry News containing the Term Building Automation:

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(14/08/2013)
26th August 2013 - 29th August 2013
Amber Baltic Hotel, Miedzyzdroje, Poland

The 18th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Control (MMARí2013) is to be held 26-29 August 2013 in Miedzyzdroje...


(14/08/2013)
26th August 2013 - 28th August 2013
Yinchuan, China

IEEE ICIA is the premier conference series presenting the state of the art and future perspectives of information and automation technologies, and it has been an eve...


(06/05/2014)
Automation in the cockpit is traditionally believed to free pilotsí attention from mundane flight tasks and allow them to focus on the big picture or prepare for any unexpected events during flight. However, a new study published in Human F...


(30/05/2010)
Make room, Bender, Rosie and R2D2! Your newest mechanical colleagues are a few steps closer to reality, thanks to lessons learned during two robotics events hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the recent I...


(14/08/2012)
Building owners and designers, and particularly members of the building services industry, are racing to implement intelligent buildings and smart grids, which are widely heralded as a boon in terms of both energy efficiency and facilities ...