Robots in smart spaces - A case study of a u-object finder prototype - A C

Tomomi Kawashima*, Jianhua Ma, Bernady O. Apduhan, Runhe Huang, Qun Jin

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A smart space is a physical spatial environment such as a room that can provide automatic responses according to the contextual information occurring in an environment. The context data is usually acquired via various devices which are installed somewhere in the environment and/or embedded into some special physical objects, called u-objects, which are capable of executing computation and/or communication. However, the devices used in current researches on smart space are either fixed or residing in real objects, which are incapable of moving by themselves. Likewise, more and more robots have been produced, but most of them are designed and developed based on the assumption that the space surrounding a robot is an ordinary one, i.e., a non-smart space. Therefore, it is necessary to study what additional services can be offered and what specific technical issues will be faced when adding robots to smart spaces. To identify the potential novel services and technology problems, this research is focused on a case study of a u-object finding service performed by a robot in a smart space. This paper presents the design and development of the system prototype robot which can communicate with other devices and can find a u-object with attached RFID tag in a smart room. Some preliminary experiments were conducted and the results verified the functionalities of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Intelligence and Computing - 5th International Conference, UIC 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2008 - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 2008 Jun 232008 Jun 25

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5061 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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