Autonomy is the key: from smart towards intelligent textiles

Olivia Ojuroye, Russel Torah, Steve Beeby, Adriana Wilde

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Electronic textiles become smart by embedding circuits and sensors which offer some passive or active capabilities. Smart textiles become intelligent due to their computational abilities allowing awareness of their environment, extract input data from it, and consequently demonstrate untaught behaviours. Intelligent systems require machine intelligence through artificial intelligence algorithms to complete these input data manipulations. However, producing intelligent electronic textiles is a current research challenge. Hypothesising their eventuality and ubiquity, challenges such as remote communication, power generation, data processing, security, and ethics arise. In what remains we focus on the ethical implications and approaches to risk mitigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct (UbiComp '16)
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Print)9781450344623
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2016
EventWorkshop on Autonomous Everyday Objects: Exploring Actuation in Ubiquitous Devices - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 12 Sept 2016 → …


WorkshopWorkshop on Autonomous Everyday Objects: Exploring Actuation in Ubiquitous Devices
Period12/09/16 → …
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  • Smart textiles
  • E-textiles
  • Electronic textiles
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Autonomous systems
  • Ethics


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