The visit of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to the University of Essex
To mark the University's 40th anniversary, in November 2004, Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the University of Essex. The celebrations included a number of demonstrations of University research to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. One of the demonstrations was provided by the Intelligent Environments Group (IEG) who gave two demonstrations, the first on the use of intelligent agents to assist occupants manage their smart homes, the second an “Internet of Things” peripheral for mobile phones.
In the following pictures the Duke of Edinburgh being briefed by Professor Victor Callaghan about intelligent agents for autonomous management of smart homes. In these pictures is Dr Fayaiz Doctor who, at the time was completing a PhD on the topic.
In the following pictures Her Majesty The Queen being briefed by Professor Victor Callaghan about the “Internet of Things” using, as a demonstration, a mobile phone based internet appliance for plant care. In these pictures are Dr Jeannette Chin (conducting a PhD in this area) and Professor Sir Ivor Crewe (the then VC of Essex University).