The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) monitoring inside buildings where people spend most of their time is essential for ensuring their well-being. Traditional approaches based on Building Automation and Control Systems consider buildings equipped with many different sensors. Unfortunately, the sensors are not always placed for taking the measurements at the right positions. Besides, users could feel a negative perception due to continuous supervision. The present work proposes an approach based on a social humanoid robot that monitors indoor environmental quality. It friendly interacts with occupants providing appropriate suggestions. Particularly, the social robot has been endowed with cognitive capabilities that ground on (i) a proper ontology that formalizes the IEQ domain, (ii) on formal definitions of normative standards based on deontic logic, and (iii) on algorithms for reasoning about the compliance of the environment with the normative standards. The proposed approach has been experimentally verified in some offices of the National Research Council of Italy located in Palermo, and it has involved ten participants. It is worth noting that at the end of the measurement campaign appears that in some cases, compliance with the standard does not imply the user’s well-being and vice versa.

Ribino P., Bonomolo M., Lodato C., & Vitale G. (2021). A Humanoid Social Robot Based Approach for Indoor Environment Quality Monitoring and Well-Being Improvement. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ROBOTICS, 13(2), 277-296 [10.1007/s12369-020-00638-9].

A Humanoid Social Robot Based Approach for Indoor Environment Quality Monitoring and Well-Being Improvement

Ribino P.
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Bonomolo M.;Vitale G.
2021

Abstract

The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) monitoring inside buildings where people spend most of their time is essential for ensuring their well-being. Traditional approaches based on Building Automation and Control Systems consider buildings equipped with many different sensors. Unfortunately, the sensors are not always placed for taking the measurements at the right positions. Besides, users could feel a negative perception due to continuous supervision. The present work proposes an approach based on a social humanoid robot that monitors indoor environmental quality. It friendly interacts with occupants providing appropriate suggestions. Particularly, the social robot has been endowed with cognitive capabilities that ground on (i) a proper ontology that formalizes the IEQ domain, (ii) on formal definitions of normative standards based on deontic logic, and (iii) on algorithms for reasoning about the compliance of the environment with the normative standards. The proposed approach has been experimentally verified in some offices of the National Research Council of Italy located in Palermo, and it has involved ten participants. It is worth noting that at the end of the measurement campaign appears that in some cases, compliance with the standard does not imply the user’s well-being and vice versa.
Ribino P., Bonomolo M., Lodato C., & Vitale G. (2021). A Humanoid Social Robot Based Approach for Indoor Environment Quality Monitoring and Well-Being Improvement. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ROBOTICS, 13(2), 277-296 [10.1007/s12369-020-00638-9].
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