Remote controlling using instant messaging

Simon Aurell simon@REDACTED
Fri May 13 11:13:22 CEST 2005

Hello everyone,

I am currently working on my bachelor's project, which is Erlang based and might interest you.

The project is about remote controlling devices in your home, e.g. from a mobile phone or pda, using instant messaging. I am building an Erlang based solution, with an ejabberd server and a sort of gateway, also in Erlang, which is capable of talking and listening to home automation devices. For now only the X10 protocol (low-end technology using the mains wiring) is supported.
The idea is also to use a kind of 'agent' concept to add a layer of intelligence to the devices. This means that agents connect to the server (using Mickaël Rémond's jabberlang library), handle the dialogue with the user and decide what to do.

If anyone has done something similar, has any ideas or is just interested, please drop me a line..


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