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FunBlocks. A modular framework for AmI system development.

Baquero R, Rodríguez J, Mendoza S, Decouchant D, Papis AP - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Bottom Line: However, due to the multidisciplinary nature of AmI systems and the distinct requirements of different user groups, integrating these developments into full-scale systems is not an easy task.FunBlocks provides a framework for the development of AmI systems through the integration of modules loosely joined by means of an event-driven middleware and a module and sensor/actuator catalog.The modular design of the FunBlocks framework allows the development of AmI systems which can be customized to a wide variety of usage scenarios.

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Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, CINVESTAV-IPN, Instituto Politécnico Nacional 2508, San Pedro Zacatenco, Del. Gustavo A. Madero, DF 07360, Mexico. rbaquero@computacion.cs.cinvestav.mx

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The last decade has seen explosive growth in the technologies required to implement Ambient Intelligence (AmI) systems. Technologies such as facial and speech recognition, home networks, household cleaning robots, to name a few, have become commonplace. However, due to the multidisciplinary nature of AmI systems and the distinct requirements of different user groups, integrating these developments into full-scale systems is not an easy task. In this paper we propose FunBlocks, a minimalist modular framework for the development of AmI systems based on the function module abstraction used in the IEC 61499 standard for distributed control systems. FunBlocks provides a framework for the development of AmI systems through the integration of modules loosely joined by means of an event-driven middleware and a module and sensor/actuator catalog. The modular design of the FunBlocks framework allows the development of AmI systems which can be customized to a wide variety of usage scenarios.

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4–20 mA current-loop.
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Mentions: In order to provide reliable operation, an AmI system must be able to supervise its components and warn users in the event of a malfunction. The need to supervise the components of a system is nothing new and has frequently arisen in diverse settings. A frequent solution to the problem has been to introduce supervisory capabilities to the communications scheme employed by a system. Two examples of this type of solution are the pneumatic control systems used in early building automation and the popular 4–20 mA current-loop (Figure 6) used in industrial measurement and control systems.


FunBlocks. A modular framework for AmI system development.

Baquero R, Rodríguez J, Mendoza S, Decouchant D, Papis AP - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

4–20 mA current-loop.
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f6-sensors-12-10259: 4–20 mA current-loop.
Mentions: In order to provide reliable operation, an AmI system must be able to supervise its components and warn users in the event of a malfunction. The need to supervise the components of a system is nothing new and has frequently arisen in diverse settings. A frequent solution to the problem has been to introduce supervisory capabilities to the communications scheme employed by a system. Two examples of this type of solution are the pneumatic control systems used in early building automation and the popular 4–20 mA current-loop (Figure 6) used in industrial measurement and control systems.

Bottom Line: However, due to the multidisciplinary nature of AmI systems and the distinct requirements of different user groups, integrating these developments into full-scale systems is not an easy task.FunBlocks provides a framework for the development of AmI systems through the integration of modules loosely joined by means of an event-driven middleware and a module and sensor/actuator catalog.The modular design of the FunBlocks framework allows the development of AmI systems which can be customized to a wide variety of usage scenarios.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, CINVESTAV-IPN, Instituto Politécnico Nacional 2508, San Pedro Zacatenco, Del. Gustavo A. Madero, DF 07360, Mexico. rbaquero@computacion.cs.cinvestav.mx

ABSTRACT
The last decade has seen explosive growth in the technologies required to implement Ambient Intelligence (AmI) systems. Technologies such as facial and speech recognition, home networks, household cleaning robots, to name a few, have become commonplace. However, due to the multidisciplinary nature of AmI systems and the distinct requirements of different user groups, integrating these developments into full-scale systems is not an easy task. In this paper we propose FunBlocks, a minimalist modular framework for the development of AmI systems based on the function module abstraction used in the IEC 61499 standard for distributed control systems. FunBlocks provides a framework for the development of AmI systems through the integration of modules loosely joined by means of an event-driven middleware and a module and sensor/actuator catalog. The modular design of the FunBlocks framework allows the development of AmI systems which can be customized to a wide variety of usage scenarios.

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