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Smart Building Sensitive to Daily Sentiment

Project description

Making 'smart' buildings smarter

Today's so-called 'smart' buildings utilise a wide range of sensors, actuators, and software programs to make them intelligent. However, they still lack a sense of awareness. The EIC-funded SUST(AI)N project will rectify this by the unparalleled development of precision-sensing AI processing shared across devices (i.e. distributed intelligence), and the flexibility and implementation efficiency of reconfigurable hardware. The integration of these interconnected, self-monitoring systems will enable probabilistic reasoning and, ultimately, the achievement of awareness. Application will make tertiary buildings compliant with regulatory decree 2010/31/EU (European Parliament) which stipulates the necessity for automation control systems by 2025.


Buildings are evolving into smart organisms through their unmatched concentration of distributed sensing, actuation and intelligence. Indeed, the regulatory decree 2010/31/EU (European Parliament) requires building automation control systems in tertiary buildings by 2025. Still, despite massively deployed sensors of all kind, instead of actual awareness, nowadays at most unconscious processing (C0) is reached.
SUST(AI)N derives theoretical & experimental underpinnings to combine novel distributed intelligence, unpre-cedented sensing accuracy, and reconfigurable hardware in a smart building context into a conscious organism that achieves self-awareness through probabilistic reasoning across its connected sustainable devices. SUST(AI)N constitutes the first concentrated effort to explore novel advances in distributed intelligence, reconfigurable hardware, and environmental sensing to establish awareness for smart buildings that reaches global availability of information (C11; through data aggregation across connected reconfigurable hardware), and self-monitoring (C21; via distributed probabilistic intelligence and the sensing of group sentiment). We simplify intelligent building hardware and systems by exploiting electromagnetic signals jointly for backscatter communication, energy harvesting, physical-layer computation offloading, and non-intrusive sensing. Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces are used to support each of these functions.
SUST(AI)N achieves awareness along three high-risk, complementary paths:
1: Reconfigurable intelligent circuits: fit to awareness need by post-installation hardware adaptation
2: Distributed, self-organizing global intelligence: awareness through probabilistic reasoning
3: Unprecedented self-awareness through ubiquitous radio sensing: group-sentiment recognition
It achieves sustainability via demand-tailored adaptive hardware, energy and data-efficient AI,non-intrusive RF-sensing, energy harvesting, multi-party encryption.


Net EU contribution
€ 666 710,00
02150 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 666 710,00

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