Develop “ambient intelligence” for better living conditions in tomorrow’s world, while protecting the planet’s resources – that is the mission that ubiant is striving to achieve. Ubiant is focused on incorporating ambient intelligence into the devices that people use to carry out their everyday activities and in their living environment, such as in the home, at work, in school or in hotels. In 2011, ubiant launched its plan to pioneer technological solutions for putting intelligence into buildings and objects.
The energy and environmental challenges facing today’s world are such that ubiant’s top priority is to develop ground-breaking solutions enabling people to streamline their use of energy resources. Hemis (Home Energy Management Intelligent System) was thus born, representing a smart solution for superior energy efficiency. To get to grips with this major challenge, ubiant can draw strength from a unique combination of expertise in engineering sciences, human sciences, architecture and industrial design. Ubiant can leverage this expertise to tackle a multi-disciplinary problem caused by the natural convergence between a number of different worlds.
Ubiant can especially draw on its unique expertise in managing complexity and contingencies based on the multi-agent system technology (MAS) and artificial intelligence. Just like a colony of ants, a multi-agent system is conducive to producing a collective form of intelligence due to the interaction between a sufficiently large number of non-intelligent elementary entities acting within a close radius of each other. Ubiant’s intelligent building block is the end result of 10 years of research and development by a team of eight researchers, most of whom hold doctorates in distributed artificial intelligence (reactive or cognitive MAS systems).
Some of ubiant’s team members have acquired 20 years’ experience in user interfaces and especially consumer software, massively multiplayer online games and social networking. Some of our team members played a leading role in the PLUG project (Play Ubiquitous Game and Play More) developed for the Paris Museum of Arts and Crafts, which represents a fine example of our track record in this field. The project was funded by ANR (France’s National Research Agency) and recognised by the Cap Digital business cluster for innovation. The aim of the project was to offer visitors a different experience in the form of a pervasive or ubiquitous game featuring interaction between visitors and the exhibits.
Ubiant is also an expert in architecture and industrial design. Some team members have pioneered leading-edge studies into new concepts for high-quality and affordable modular homes that are kind to the environment and conform to future energy standards. Others members have masterminded a range of interacting objects that have been marketed in recent years in the domestic and international B2C market…