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Official website of the course "Ambient intelligence: technology and design" (code 01PRDxx) offered to students in the 3rd year of Engineering (among elective courses).

Warning: This page contains the archived version for the 2013/2014 edition of the course. The latest version of the course is available at:

Latest news

  • 2014-11-21: All video lectures have been published on YouTube in the Ambient Intelligence Playlist
  • 2014-09-30: The best students works from the 2014 edition of the course have been showcased publicly during an event co-organized with the I3P incubator. See the news article with all information and available material.
  • 2014-07-22: Published the information (date, place, deadlines, etc.) for the exam of September.
  • 2014-06-18: Published the exam rules and deadlines in the corresponding section.
  • 2014-05-27: A new Lab date has been scheduled (to replace the one we skipped on May 26). New date: Thursday, May 29, hrs 14:30-16:00 (Supervised group work)
  • 2014-05-26: We prepared a machine running Dog, publicly accessible (via the Internet) from outside the Politecnico, for your experiments. Please, look at the teaching portal for further information (e.g., web address, port, etc.) 
  • 2014-05-15: While the projects are taking shape, and in preparation for the showcase that we agreed to organize in Semptember, Dario has put together a nice web page with all project abstracts and links to your public project pages at
    You may share the link to that page if you want to show what you are developing. If you want to make some correction to the abstracts, file an issue at
  • 2014-05-08: On Thursday 15 May 2014, the course lesson will be dedicated to project review and consultancy. Each group will be allowed a minimum slot of 10 minutes for discussing issues / doubts about her final project. Longer slots might be allocated depending on group participation. Groups participating to the course may book project consultancy by opening an issue on the project-review repository, reporting the group name and a brief description of required consultancy. Issues for booking project consultancies should be tagged using the help wanted label (see an example).
  • 2014-05-05: Added the requirements and architecture evaluation (to be discussed in the lab). 
  • 2014-04-15: Added the summary evaluations discussed on Monday (see the Material section) 
  • 2014-04-08: Added sample project web site for the final evaluation
  • 2014-04-07: The Exam rules have been published, please check the corresponding section for the forecoming deadlines (April, 11th is the first).
  • 2014-04-01: the DENER department and the Collegio di Ingegneria Elettrica are organizing two seminars (sorry, in Italian) that are surely interesting for the students of AmI. We invite you to join these events:
  • 2014-03-31: The list of the assigned projects has been updated (see the "Materials" section). A group is still without a project: please, contact the teachers as soon as possible!
    Notice also that, on GitHub, each group has two (private) repositories:
    • one for experimenting with Git and GitHub (named git-experiment-X, where X is a number);
    • the other (named as the group) for the "real" team work and for hosting the website in the GitHub Pages format.
  • 2014-03-28: Assignment of projects to groups will be completed on Monday 31, in the Lab.
  • 2014-03-18: Some quick reminders: We will discuss together the most interesting ideas on March, 27 in class. You will NOT be evaluated upon the ideas proposed on the ideascale website. Ideas can be preliminary, complete, difficult, simple, ... please, consider this as a brainstorming phase.
    We have time, during all the course, to refine good ideas, to improve ideas that are not-so-good, etc. so that all of you can realize a good final project.
  • 2014-03-06: If someone has "trouble" with PyDev (i.e., it is installed, but not visible in Eclipse), check the installed version of Java: PyDev needs Java 7 (JDK) to properly work. See here for further details:
  • 2014-02-19: Information exchange and discussions about the topics are encouraged on the Facebook group linked to the course
  • 2014-02-20: Please notice, in the 'Information' section, that the classrooms have changed. We welcome you for the first class on Monday, March 3rd, at 16:00 in Room 4D.
  • 2013-08-07: Welcome to the 1st edition of the course (2013/2014). For any question, information, request, curiosity, etc. please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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