Sharing Memories of Products and their Consumers in Instrumented Environments

Alexander Kröner; Michael Schneider; Jörg Baus

In: IT - information technology (IT), Vol. 50, No. 1, Pages 45-50, Oldenbourg, 2008.


Intelligent assistants need precise knowledge about activity sequences and the habits of their users so as to support them in an adequate manner. The following contribution addresses an approach to user support, which takes advantage of the object centred nature of many day-to-day activities. By means of application examples from the everyday, we illustrate how a combination of smart items and digital memories allows for realizing innovative support mechanisms, which take into account static knowledge about objects as well as situational observations and historical data. Here, we devote special attention to applications originating from the sharing of data gathered this way between users and systems.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence