Smart Building

Imagine staying in a hotel staffed almost entirely by robots. Robot receptionists greet you when you enter the building, and automated trolleys deliver luggage to your room. How about a Siri-like robot that can provide you information at your request or robots that vacuum and clean windows? In Japan, this new-age hotel experience has become a reality.

A smart grid that decides how best to distribute energy based on availability, cost and customers’ needs – that’s the energy concept being developed by researchers in the School of Engineering's Electronics Laboratory.

The opportunity for technology in the smart grid market is starting to spike, as Markets and Markets predicts impressive growth from $20.83 billion in 2017 to $50.65 billion by 2022. Even though electrical grids have been a dependable and a financially sustainable mechanism for energy transmission across the globe, cities of all sizes are transitioning toward smart infrastructure. With the addition of IoT sensors to the grid, smart meters can provide more accessible, real-time data for energy providers and their customers.

If your buildings could talk, they'd tell you how to make them more efficient, secure, and sustainable.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to the smart home.

IoT solutions built with Intel technology make it easy to anticipate and prevent disasters with data analytics and predictive maintenance.

Researchers in the Allen School’s Networks & Mobile Systems Lab have created the first smart objects made entirely of 3D-printed parts that are capable of communicating over WiFi.

Fitness centers and health clubs are experiencing quite the beneficial shift from the addition of of IoT technologies. Customers are looking for more than just heart rate monitoring and calorie tracking. They want interactive equipment and engaging entertainment systems. Internet-enabled devices are allowing for a more enhanced fitness experience and enabling business owners to improve their service offerings and increase overall efficiency.

Warm cookies at check-in, free breakfast, heavenly beds—hotel chains have thrown plenty of perks to woo customers with an ideal overnight stay experience. But the comfy mattress may have met its match, as Marriott, Samsung and Legrand have partnered to build a prototype IoT-driven hotel room of the future that offers services most travelers have never imagined. 

Marriott partners with Samsung and Legrand to design IoT-powered hotel experience.


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