BlogAlpha: Home Automation Robot using Ontology in Home Environment

K. Cho and T. Kawamura (Japan)


home automation, robot, ontology, blog


BlogAlpha is a home automation system that uses a home automation robot ApriAlpha to integrate the legacy appli ances in a home. It provides a blog interface to receive the user’s request remotely in a natural language and show the state of the home. A robot works as intelligent glue that connects and automates legacy appliances, allowing users to introduce an intelligent home environment in their home at much lower cost. BlogAlpha uses the ontologies about the commodities in a home, the locations where these are placed and the tasks the robot can achieve. By using these ontologies, the robot can achieve the proper action to re spond to a wide variety of user requests.

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