Lee, Leonardo Bonanni, Jose H. Espinosa,
Henry Lieberman, and Ted Selker
Last updated on December 15, 2006
Networked appliances might make them aware of each other, but interacting with a complex network can be difficult in itself. KitchenSense is a sensor rich networked kitchen research platform that uses CommonSense reasoning to simplify control interfaces and augment interaction. The system's sensor net attempts to interpret people's intentions to create fail-soft support for safe, efficient and aesthetic activity. By considering embedded sensor data together with daily-event knowledge a centrally-controlled OpenMind system can develop a shared context across various appliances. The system is a research platform that has is being used to evaluate augmented intelligent support of work scenarios in physical spaces.
The system infers that when a person uses the freezer and then stands in front of the microwave, he/she has a high probability of defrost food. the microwave control panel provides the defrost function predominantly on digital projected control panel near the microwave.