Agricultural environments benefit from significantly distributed Multi-Agent Systems utilising artificial intelligence combined with advanced environmental interaction. Any addition of automation and reduction in dependence on manual labour can improve access to fresh produce and profitability. Project topics include:
Smart Homes incorporate sensors, communication and computational technology for monitoring, automation and control. Goals of the smart home may include residential comfort and safety, healthcare, security and energy conservation. Project topics include:
Cloud computing can be applied to any of the other topics discussed here since it involved the advanced processing of data regardless of where that data originates. Projects may be chosen from any cloud computing topic involving the gathering, transmission, processing or distribution of IoT data. For example:
Through internet connected personal mobile devices such as mobile phones and smart watches we already share significant volumes of data with services such as traffic monitoring and route optimisation, exercise tracking, or health monitoring. Such services process sensor data including location information, heart rate and activity. Collection of additional types of information, new data processing techniques or new applications and uses of collected data are all appropriate for project topics. For example:
Intelligent power networks provide opportunities for improved power supply through solutions that draw from increased communication and information processing capabilities present in the smart grid. Additionally, the increased monitoring and control within components of the smart grid may be employed to improve observability, controllability and optimality of distributed components such as distributed generators (DG), storage, plugin electric vehicles (PEV), sensors and smart home devices.