Title: Kansei agent framework for Kansei engineering

Authors: Kentaro Fukuta, Takashi Uozumi, Tomomasa Nagashima

Addresses: Satellite Venture Business Laboratory, Muroran Institute of Technology, 27-1 Mizumoto-cho, Muroran-shi, Hokkaido 050-8585, Japan. ' Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, 27-1 Mizumoto-cho, Muroran-shi, Hokkaido 050-8585, Japan. ' Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, 27-1 Mizumoto-cho, Muroran-shi, Hokkaido 050-8585, Japan

Abstract: It becomes more and more important to develop an intelligent interface flexibly mediating human beings and computers than the evolution of computer hardware. Typical problems required for progress are, for instance, ||How do we acquire and process Kansei information? or How do we construct a user model and a network service using Kansei?||. In the previous research, we constructed fatigue models based on a Bayesian Network (BN) using psychological and physiological data. We also proposed a convergent inference system framework (Kansei Engineering Framework for Information Integration: Kei²) using multiple BNs based on the ontology and agent technology. In this paper, we describe a behaviour of the agents who compose the major framework and move around in a ubiquitous home (smart home); we construct an agent platform for Kei².

Keywords: Kansei engineering; multi-agent systems; agent-based systems; ubiquitous houses; smart homes; intelligent interfaces; information integration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBM.2010.031794

International Journal of Biometrics, 2010 Vol.2 No.2, pp.155 - 162

Available online: 24 Feb 2010 *

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