The LoCal Energy Network is a cyber overlay on the energy distribution system in its various physical manifestations such as machine rooms, buildings, neighborhoods, isolated generation islands, and regional grids. Pervasive information exchange will enable a more efficient scalable energy system with improved resilience and quality of delivered power. Key project thrusts will yield a system for agile, distributed, and integrated management of energy that can buffer energy on the path to reduce peak-to-average energy consumption, moderate infrastructure provisioning, and encourage power-limited design and operation. A main building block is the intelligent power switch, logically connecting sources to loads by bundling information (bits) with energy (electrons) flows.
Surgical robotics and health informatics are two key technologies that form the basis of a collaboration between the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (FAH-SYSU) and CITRIS.
Research partners from MITRE, CITRIS Health, UC Davis and UC Merced worked with health care teams to identify digital health barriers and co-create new ways to address them.
Working in partnership with senior living providers, Lighthouse researchers conducted focus groups with residents and staff to identify barriers to technology use.