R&D PROJECT: TECHNOLOGIES
Open Source platform for the management of Idric networks with artificial intelligence
The research project aims to build an open source platform model for the continuous monitoring of the water system, giving the opportunity to break drastically the scheme typically imposed by the commercial production cycle of the large licensing-based multinationals, which today have the monopoly of management and of water monitoring in Italy, Sardinia and the world in general. We start from basis that over the last decade the number of devices connected to the Internet has increased steadily and continuously, reaching the number apparently impressive six billion.
The trend is that this number to the figure of 20.8 billion by 2020, of related elements. This population of objects/elements is and will be extremely varied in terms of physical characteristics, their usage patterns, the communication protocols used. In addition, the applications running on platforms using these devices are in continuous evolution, following changes in user needs. You need
stress that in the context of smart cities, modern Smart Cities, the water monitoring problem will impose an efficient and leakage network ideally nil. This criterion will be of fundamental importance in the calculation of efficiency and effectiveness of the city itself. All cities today feel the need to optimize the perhaps the most critical natural resource currently. Energy, on the other hand, can be created in so many ways, but water is a resource that, depending on the area… geographical, is defined as critical or fundamental to the survival of the species.
The the ability of an IoT system to be intelligent, to be able to learn and learn, to be able to provide data and information in real time, will be a key aspect that will determine the success or otherwise of current and future IoT solutions, as those who are able to interpret it better will be able to make the most of existing devices and infrastructure in the field and those in the pipeline realization. The context should be dynamic, flexible, not robust and adaptable. In fact, an additional factor on which the project focuses is the application of a platform with automatic learning.
In Anglo-Saxon terminology we speak of learning skills, when we say words like Machine Learning, or better yet, Artificial Intelligence.
Networked objects, whatever they may be, must be able to detect and capture the state of the surrounding environment by communicating not only with the external status but directly and also with other objects, processing the obtained data updating their status according to the teaching they have received. An evolution continuous, not static but dynamically active. Other features follow necessary to make the platform evolutionary, such as:
The key elements of this architecture will therefore essentially be four: