Leveraging Physical Locality to Integrate Smart Appliances in Non-Residential Buildings with Ultrasound and Bluetooth Low Energy

In this project, we are exploring new ways in how IoT devices should be connected locally and to the Internet, and how we can ease the local access of such smart appliances through sound-based localization in the context of non-residential buildings.

Human-in-the-loop BMS Point Matching and Metadata Labeling with Babel

In this project, we work on solving the problem of inconsistent Building Management Systems (BMS) metadata in non-residential buildings through crowd-sourcing the building occupants. Inconsistent BMS metadata hinders the deployment of novel cyber-physical applications.


With BUSICO3D, we developed a system that provides: (i) a virtual representation of a building as a more natural interface for human interaction, and (ii) an integration of simulation and control that allows the testing of configurations without any harm on the physical building or personal environment (see Figure 1).


COSMGrid was developed within the scope of Energy Futures. COSMGrid applies good practices from Computer Science to design a cost effective and flexible microgrid. It is based on off-the-shelf power electronic components (including inverters) that are controlled and monitored by an open source infrastructure based on AVR microcontrollers (Arduino).

Node Benchmarking

For various projects in the scope of sensor networks it is often necessary to benchmark their performance in terms of energy consumption and computing performance. Measuring energy consumption with a osciloscope can be cumbersome.