Course Description

AML-2018 Ambient Intelligence is a course designed to explore the field of Ambient Intelligence (AmI), which refers to the ability of technology to adapt to the environment and respond to human needs in an unobtrusive and intelligent way. This course is aimed at students who want to learn about the latest advances in AmI and how they can be applied in various fields such as smart homes, healthcare, and transportation. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the history of AmI, the principles of context-awareness, and the challenges of designing and implementing intelligent systems. It also covers the different technologies that are used in AmI, such as sensors, actuators, and communication protocols. Students will gain hands-on experience by working with various sensors and devices, as well as programming languages and tools that are commonly used in AmI applications. The course is structured in a way that allows students to gradually build their knowledge and skills. The first part of the course focuses on the fundamentals of AmI, including the basic concepts and terminology. The second part of the course delves deeper into the different technologies and their applications, such as smart homes, healthcare, and transportation. Finally, the third part of the course explores the challenges of designing and implementing intelligent systems, including issues related to privacy, security, and ethics. Throughout the course, students will engage in various activities such as group discussions, assignments, and projects. These activities will help students to develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, which are essential for success in the field of AmI. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to interact with experts in the field through guest lectures and industry visits. Upon completion of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the principles and applications of AmI, as well as the technical skills required to design and implement intelligent systems. They will be well-equipped to pursue careers in a variety of fields related to AmI, such as research and development, design, and project management. Overall, AML-2018 Ambient Intelligence is an exciting and innovative course that provides a unique opportunity for students to explore the fascinating field of AmI and its potential to transform our lives.
Author: Fulvio Corno, Luigi De Russis, Alberto Monge Roffarello