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Anna PEDALE

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Anna PEDALE

 

5 pubblicazioni classificate nel seguente modo:

Nr. doc. Classificazioni
3 4 Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)
1 1 Contributo su Rivista
1 8 Tesi di dottorato
Anno Risorsa
2015 Teaching Robotics at the Primary School: An Innovative Approach
PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Autore/i: Scaradozzi, David; Sorbi, Laura; Pedale, Anna; Valzano, Mariantonietta; Vergine, Cinzia
Classificazione: 1 Contributo su Rivista
Abstract: Many researchers and teachers agree that the inclusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in early education provides a strong motivation and a great improvement in learning speed. Most curricula in primary schools include a number of concepts that cover science and math, but less effort is applied in teaching problem solving, computer science, technology and robotics. The use of robotic systems and the introduction of Robotics as a curricula subject can bring the possibility of transmit to children the basics of technology and to give them other kind of human and organizational values. This work present a new program introduced in an Italian primary school thanks to the collaboration with National Instrument and Universit\`a Politecnica delle Marche. The subject of Robotics becomes part of the Primary school curricula for all the five years of formation. The program has allowed the teachers training and a complete way through which children have demonstrated great learning abilities, not only in mere technology but also in collaboration and teamwork.
Scheda della pubblicazione: https://iris.univpm.it/handle/11566/235016 Collegamento a IRIS

2015 Study and design energy-efficient home automation systems
Editore: Università Politecnica delle Marche
Classificazione: 8 Tesi di dottorato
Abstract: Home Automation Systems (HAS) consist of a number of appliances (e.g. washing machine, dishwasher, oven, refrigerator, boiler) and subsystem (e.g. for heating, for air conditioning, for entertaining), which are connected by a communication network. The various elements of the system share common resources (mainly electricity, but also water and gas) to accomplish their specific tasks, according to the user’s requirements. Since resources are limited, in the sense that their consumption cannot exceed fixed thresholds (related to costs, contract’s rules or provider’s directives), competition between the elements of the system generates internal conflicts. The aim of this thesis is to describe an approach to modeling and study of home automation systems, based on the MAS theory, which allows to introduce a rigorous formalization and to define practical tools for the analysis of performances. The models consist of a switched dynamics governed by a Petri net. They are two interconnected components, one of which is basically a switched system with time-driven dynamics and the other is an event-driven dynamical system, which influence each other. The first component (called BEHAVIOR) models the functional behavior of the appliance, while the second component (called PLUG) models its interaction with the supply system of each resource (e.g. electricity, gas, water) and the environment. To optimize the functioning of the modern house we need a comprehensive study of the entire structure seen as a distributed control system. It requires a study of real load profile that is the pattern of electricity usage of a device in the home and an analysis on the skills and properties that every device owns. The entire environment is composed by cognitive and responsive agents, able to communicate its request and to respond to user requests. This communication layer is composed by a data dashboard and a web service able to share and control user behavior in order to satisfy his desire.
Scheda della pubblicazione: https://iris.univpm.it/handle/11566/243047 Collegamento a IRIS

2014 An innovative program to teach robotics at the primary schools
Iarp 2014
Autore/i: Sorbi, Laura; Scaradozzi, David; Pedale, Anna; Valzano, Mariantonietta; Vergine, Cinzia
Classificazione: 4 Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)
Scheda della pubblicazione: https://iris.univpm.it/handle/11566/235014 Collegamento a IRIS

2014 Teaching Robotics at the Primary School: An Innovative Approach
Proc. of International Conference on New Horizons in Education, INTE 2014.
Autore/i: Scaradozzi, David; Sorbi, Laura; Pedale, Anna; Valzano, Mariantonietta; Vergine, Cinzia
Editore: SAKARYA UNIVERSITY
Classificazione: 4 Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)
Abstract: Many researchers and teachers agree that the inclusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in early education provides a strong motivation and a great improvement in learning speed. Most curricula in primary schools include a number of concepts that cover science and math, but less effort is applied in teaching problem solving, computer science, technology and robotics. The use of robotic systems and the introduction of Robotics as a curricula subject can bring the possibility of transmit to children the basics of technology and to give them other kind of human and organizational values. This work present a new program introduced in an Italian primary school thanks to the collaboration with National Instrument and Università Politecnica delle Marche. The subject of Robotics becomes part of the Primary school curricula for all the five years of formation. The program has allowed the teachers training and a complete way through which children have demonstrated great learning abilities, not only in mere technology but also in collaboration and teamwork.
Scheda della pubblicazione: https://iris.univpm.it/handle/11566/225313 Collegamento a IRIS

2014 A design tool for modelling and sizing of energy production/storage home system
Proc. of Environmental Energy and Structural Monitoring Systems (EESMS)
Autore/i: Paciello, Luca; Pedale, Anna; Scaradozzi, David; Conte, Giuseppe
Editore: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Classificazione: 4 Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)
Abstract: In the last years, the rise in cost of fuel and the introduction of incentives from European countries led to a growth of interest for home systems that can locally produce, store and manage electric energy. In this scenario, a correct sizing, with respect to the expected consumption, of the energy production and storage devices is a key element for keeping acceptable the cost of the system. Here, we propose and describe a software simulation tool that can be used in the system design phase in order to determine, in a given range, the values of nominal power of the energy production devices (photovoltaic panels) and the values of capacity of the storage devices (battery) that satisfy basic requirements about autonomy and self-consumption. The designer can then choose among the various possible combinations of nominal power and battery capacity the one that better fits with other requirements, like e.g. that of minimizing the costs of components. The tool works by simulating energy production and flows over a given time period and under chosen external condition. Its structure basically consists of a Petri Net, in which energy production, consumption and flows are represented, in a quantized way, by the exchange of tokens. Such structure has the advantage of providing a simple, effective and intuitive way to describe the features and functionalities of the system that are of interest in the design phase. Behaviours that force autonomy and self-consumption are implemented by means of inhibitory arcs. Two series of simulations, with different discretization steps, are used in order to explore the performances of systems characterized by various combinations of nominal power and battery capacity in a range chosen by the designer. Combinations that do not satisfy specific design requirements about autonomy and self-consumption (expressed roughly as percentage of consumed energy that is locally produced and as percentage of produced energy that is locally consumed) are a- tomatically discarded.
Scheda della pubblicazione: https://iris.univpm.it/handle/11566/225234 Collegamento a IRIS


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