Intelligent Inhabited Environments
In 1994, we proposed and founded the Essex-Robots group
and constructed the Brooker lab for intelligent embedded
systems. The robotics group has now grown to the largest
and most successful in the country.
In 1998, we identified an opportunity to apply the agent
mechanisms we had developed for robotics to the rapidly
developing field of Pervasive Computing and Ambient
Intelligence. Thus, the Intelligent Inhabited Environments
(IIE) group was formed.
The group: 3 academics, Victor Callaghan, Martin Colley
and Hani Hagras, 1 computer officer (Dr. Graham Clarke),
6 Research Officers and 10 PhD students