Wednesday November 19, 2014

Robohouse Pumped Simulated Sweat And Breath Into Empty Homes

Good news! I hear there are a couple houses up for sale in Tennessee! The former tenants were sweaty robots. Ewww. eek!

A total of three homes on the same suburban street were haunted by automated systems from 2009 through 2014. The goal of this collaboration between the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the Electric Power Research Institute and Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) was to analyze the real-world impact of energy efficient construction and appliances. So the fridges, water heaters, washing machines, insulation and other features varied across the different homes.