How smart is your furniture?

Install a “brain” for your room What do you think of when you hear “smart home”? Is it an artificial intelligence housekeeper in Iron Man who can think independently and help you with a variety of problems? Or in the “x-men”, can you use the mind to control the magnetic object around you? Smart home is the product of the development of Internet of Things and artificial intelligence technology. With IoT technology, almost all electronic devices can access the network, and you can easily communicate with your smart devices on your mobile phone to see how they are performing.

Through artificial intelligence techniques (such as speech recognition, image recognition), the machine can “understand” our thoughts and behaviors. The smart home system not only frees us from the tedious and repetitive everyday things, but also makes our lives more energy efficient and efficient. In recent years, smart speakers have gradually become mainstream products in smart homes.

A simple music player, with the help of artificial intelligence technology, turned into a virtual housekeeper at home. More and more smart home manufacturers are considering smart speakers as the access point for smart homes. From simple control of smart devices (such as opening and closing door locks and curtains) to automatically turning off the air conditioning inside the house after leaving home, as long as you say what you think, smart speakers can help you. In addition to controlling the growing number of smart devices, smart speakers can chat with you to help you record your daily itinerary.

With the constant interaction between you, smart speakers can even infer your living habits and personal preferences, and this information will help smart devices to provide more intimate and targeted services in the future. “growth” furniture If smart speakers are “brains”, then other smart devices are the “right arm” in smart homes. They can turn your commands into reality and free your hands. The emergence of sweeping robots has helped people avoid heavy house cleaning.

Don’t look at a simple cleaning task, there are also a lot of “black technology” behind it. Sweeping robots need to first scan through a 360-degree laser radar to get a map of the home, which allows it to cover every corner in the future cleaning process; it also needs to learn to avoid obstacles in a complex home environment ( For example, using a collision sensor, it is ensured that the cleaning task can be smoothly performed. By combining the sensor with indoor positioning, object recognition and other technologies, the sweeping man can perform the cleaning task perfectly.

With the continuous development of the technology in the future, we can even imagine whether the robot can be not only limited to the cleaning of the ground, but also allows them to “fly” away like a spiderman, thus achieving a more comprehensive cleaning function. Of course, with the popularity of smart devices, we will also find problems with them. First of all, the “smart” home is actually “stupid”, and the “black technology” in many business outlets is not as powerful as imagined. More often, smart devices can only handle very simple instructions and need to passively wait for users to issue commands; in addition, integration issues are also a huge challenge for smart devices.

We can control lights, fans, air purifiers, but they can only be controlled individually. How to coordinate work and achieve common goals among multiple devices is still a problem we cannot solve at present; at the same time, after accessing the network, any smart device is in danger of being attacked by hackers. If these problems are not solved well, the smart home will be self-defeating and affect our lives. Fantasy, your last home However, the development of technology is unknown. Our research and development potential is unlimited. I believe that these problems will be solved in the next ten years or even longer.

By then, more and more smart devices will appear at home, and smart homes will be further integrated into our lives: with gestures and voice, even touch screens mounted on mirrors, walls and desktops, we can always be smart Devices interact; sensors in every corner of the house allow virtual butlers to understand our facial expressions and body movements, and ultimately learn our habits; smart homes are no longer passively obeying user instructions, but instead actively discovering us Demand and provide us with more convenient living services…

Imagine, in the early morning, you will be woken up by your smart wardrobe. The wardrobe will not only remind you of the weather and traffic information of the day, but also recommend the suit for today’s itinerary, even through AR (Augmented Realuty). The way to show it to you. Or in the bathroom, the sensors in the mirror get your blood pressure and heart rate information by collecting retinal information, and the sink and toilet can also know your health based on the domestic wastewater.

Or when you eat, your smart refrigerator will recommend recipes for you according to your health status; if some food in the refrigerator is about to expire, it will remind you to eat as soon as possible; when there is not much food left in the refrigerator, it will Recommend the most convenient shopping location and even automatically help you place an order.

It is also possible that after leaving home, the elderly and children at home can get the necessary medical and care services through the ubiquitous screen. If someone falls or bumps at home, the smart home system can quickly find out and provide timely warning services. I believe that with the advancement of technology, these seemingly imaginative ideas will be getting closer and closer to us.