SHMUC prototype > E_Environment_Changes
The smart home environment is dynamic; it can change to meet any new requirements of the inhabitant, and equipment and fittings within the home can break and subsequently be replaced or repaired. We want to be able to add new things into the house without the smart home system having to be retrained from the beginning. The question of what sensors are available and attached to objects is not discussed in this paper, but it is another part of this problem.
E1 New Blender Installed
When new devices or sensors are installed into the smart home, the system should be able to learn about them. This can be done in various ways, from starting again with any affected behaviours, through allowing progressive modification of them as more evidence of the changed behaviour is acquired, to the use of an ontology system to identify generalisations of the modification and make intelligent deductions about the system.