It has only been a little over two and a half years since the AIR Institute released the very first version of the tool. Today, this powerful data analysis platform, also referred to as Deep Intelligence, is already the backbone of multiple smart developments in Spain and beyond, and it enables projects like the Monsagro Museum’s guide robot.

From energy-efficient, zero-waste buildings in Salamanca, to smart city management case studies across Barcelona, Sofia and Istanbul, agile bike rental systems in Paris, and robotic tour guides in the village of Monsagro; is supporting innovative, smart developments in surprisingly diverging areas.

360info reports that big data is a key element for today’s increasingly advanced society. As the human mind is incapable of memorizing and analysing such large amounts of information, without the technologies underpinning the Big Data paradigm, we would have never been able to make such informed decisions as we do today. For this reason, and other data analysis platforms play an important role in shaping a smarter future.

This recently led to the development of a trilobite-shaped robot guide, which is responsible for guiding visitors in the Museum of the Ancient Seas in Monsagro. This is the result of BISITE’s careful development, which includes advanced artificial intelligence, machine learning and federated learning capabilities.

The robot can distinguish between children and adults and adapt their guidance and information accordingly. This trilobite robot is just a small example of the potential of combining robotics and data analytics. Studies indicate that soon smart cities will employ robots to better protect citizensclean or assist people with special needs.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.