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Talk2Lab: The smart lab of the future

Talk2Lab: The smart lab of the future
Talk2Lab: The smart lab of the future
In today’s world of advancing technology, pervasive and ubiquitous systems have become more common, and have been adapted for many different areas of use. The Internet of Things (IoT) movement has increased in popularity, and there are now many affordable, customisable smart devices available for various purposes. These devices are commonly found in the home, but have yet to infiltrate the scientific laboratory in the same way. Some laboratories do use IoT devices to control and monitor equipment, but smart laboratories just don’t exist in the same way as smart homes, until now. This paper introduces the use cases for a smart integrated laboratory, and describes a prototype system, Talk2Lab, that was implemented in an experimental laser facility. Talk2Lab uses a combination of sensors, raspberry Pis, camera feeds and multiple interaction methods (voice, text, visual dashboards) to facilitate laboratory communication. It was evaluated by the laboratory users for usability, and to identify potential areas of expansion. The work to date illustrates the type of systems that can be created using IoT devices. From the results of the user evaluation we have conceptualised a future vision for Talk2Lab: a fully interconnected laboratory of the future.
Iot, Smart lab, lab of the future, alexa, smart laboratories
2327-4662
Knight, Nicola
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Kanza, Samantha
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Cruickshank, Donald
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Brocklesby, William
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Brocklesby, William
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Knight, Nicola, Kanza, Samantha, Cruickshank, Donald, Brocklesby, William and Frey, Jeremy G. (2020) Talk2Lab: The smart lab of the future. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. (doi:10.1109/JIOT.2020.2995323).

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Abstract

In today’s world of advancing technology, pervasive and ubiquitous systems have become more common, and have been adapted for many different areas of use. The Internet of Things (IoT) movement has increased in popularity, and there are now many affordable, customisable smart devices available for various purposes. These devices are commonly found in the home, but have yet to infiltrate the scientific laboratory in the same way. Some laboratories do use IoT devices to control and monitor equipment, but smart laboratories just don’t exist in the same way as smart homes, until now. This paper introduces the use cases for a smart integrated laboratory, and describes a prototype system, Talk2Lab, that was implemented in an experimental laser facility. Talk2Lab uses a combination of sensors, raspberry Pis, camera feeds and multiple interaction methods (voice, text, visual dashboards) to facilitate laboratory communication. It was evaluated by the laboratory users for usability, and to identify potential areas of expansion. The work to date illustrates the type of systems that can be created using IoT devices. From the results of the user evaluation we have conceptualised a future vision for Talk2Lab: a fully interconnected laboratory of the future.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 May 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 May 2020
Keywords: Iot, Smart lab, lab of the future, alexa, smart laboratories

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Local EPrints ID: 441022
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/441022
ISSN: 2327-4662
PURE UUID: c4bb1e07-fcc5-45f2-b6f3-93661d221ffc
ORCID for Nicola Knight: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8286-3835
ORCID for Samantha Kanza: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4831-9489
ORCID for Donald Cruickshank: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0777-0855
ORCID for William Brocklesby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2123-6712
ORCID for Jeremy G. Frey: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0842-4302

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Date deposited: 27 May 2020 16:55
Last modified: 04 Jun 2020 00:47

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