Concept of Symbiotic Computing and its Agent-Based Application to a Ubiquitous Care-Support Service

Concept of Symbiotic Computing and its Agent-Based Application to a Ubiquitous Care-Support Service

Takuo Suganuma (Tohoku University, Japan), Kenji Sugawara (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan), Tetsuo Kinoshita (Tohoku University, Japan), Fumio Hattori (Ritsumeikan University, Japan) and Norio Shiratori (Tohoku University, Japan)
DOI: 10.4018/jcini.2009010103
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Abstract

In this paper, a concept of “symbiotic computing” is formalized to bridge gaps between Real Space (RS) and Digital Space (DS). Symbiotic computing is a post-ubiquitous computing model based on an agent-oriented computing model that introduces social heuristics and cognitive functions into DS to bridge the gaps. The symbiotic functions and agent-based architecture of symbiotic applications are also discussed. Based on the concept, functions, and architecture of symbiotic applications, we develop an agent-based care-support service to enable supervision of persons by their families and friends easily while protecting privacy. In this application system, a hierarchical structure of multi-agents is organized dynamically using heuristics in agents based on the situation of a watched person and watching persons. The system appropriately alters the contents and quality of the live video. The flexible system construction scheme using a multiagent framework facilitates the symbiosis of RS and DS by bridging the gaps in the care-support service domain.

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