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Professor Wants To Put Your Toaster On The Internet

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September 24, 2005
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The past 100 years has been The Age of Electricity, says Professor Fei-Yue Wang. During that time, our homes have become increasingly complex and home appliances now have sophisticated internal microprocessors and CPUs. This includes VCRs, TVs, DVD players, telephones, microwaves, dishwashers, CD players and many other devices. As we enter the Age of the Internet, it's time to rethink how we control our homes and appliances, says Wang, a professor Systems and Industrial Engineering at The University of Arizona.

Professor Fei-Yue Wang explains how household appliances can be controlled by “smart control agents.”
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The past 100 years has been The Age of Electricity, says Professor Fei-Yue Wang. During that time, our homes have become increasingly complex and home appliances now have sophisticated internal microprocessors and CPUs. This includes VCRs, TVs, DVD players, telephones, microwaves, dishwashers, CD players and many other devices.


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