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Smart environments and objects are gradually becoming able to perceive surroundings in new sensing modalities. Such modalities go far beyond the human sensory abilities. For some years now, as an example, smart objects are equipped with increasing numbers of sensors and actuators in order to both improve efficiency (Boukabache, 2014), comfort (Chan et al., 2008) and even help and support people in special cases (Weimar et al., 2009). A variety of sensors have been used up to now: temperature sensors, humidity sensors, illumination sensors, humidity sensors, pressure/force sensors, gas and chemical sensors, inertial sensors (accelerometers, compass, gyros, etc.), visible/infrared/range cameras, radars, etc.
The usage of new all these sensing modalities, beyond human sensory perception, together with new sensing capabilities offered by advanced signal processing techniques (Donoho, 2006), machine learning (LeCun et al., 2009) and new computing modalities (Nickolls et al., 2010), are opening a new interesting scenarios. For the first time in history, human beings overcome limitations to knowledge and calculus imposed by Mother Nature, but they go further even their senses. The synergy of these human-capability improvements will produce much more progress and knowledge advancement that never.
My current studies on machine sensing.
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Wu, H. (2017). New perspectives in machine sensing by convergence of processing, learning and computing. PHILICA.COM Observation number 161.