Building Prototypes Through 3D Simulations

Posted on 01 Jun 2016Posted by mCardenas

Building Prototypes Through 3D Simulations

The demo introduces a fast prototyping method based on 3D simulations and the kit AIDE. The system is part of a development philosophy called Virtual Living Lab, where part of the experimentation is made against simulated 3D worlds which show a behaviour close to the real one. The demo will illustrate the capabilities of this development philosophy applied to two basic functions working into two different en-vironments: a house and a large installation, such as a faculty building or a mall center.

The demo consists in the elaboration of example systems oriented towards aiding the user using a variety of sensors. The demo bases on the extensive use of Beagle Bone (BB) for showing several use cases of interest for people with special needs. The demonstration will show cooperation among two or more devices in the simulation and also in the real world, as well as deployment capabilities that enable developers to move software in both directions: from the simulation to the BB devices and vice-versa. The developed functionalities for this demo will cover the following:

  • Recognition of activities. The demo will show learning the activities in the simulated world, preparing a control based on this knowledge, and testing this control both in the simulated and the real world. In the demo, the character in the simulation will perform a number of actions with sucient variations. This will serve to learn and test activity recognition for simple situations.

  • Guidance to the user. Through displays, capacitive buttons, and speakers, the user will receive assistance about the activities being performed. In particular, the user is reminded the need of going on with a previously planned scheduled adapted to the user daily activities.