I’m a computer science student and currently writing my Bachelor Thesis.
And guess what, I’m using Home Assistant as a base of my work.
I’m investigating how well a decentralized Home Automation approach might work.
With every room being a Home Assistant node connected to each other or with a central that controls the rest.
The other aspect is to have build it securely in a way so that all Data is user owned and the myriad of insecure Smart Devices won’t be exposed to the internet.
I already found the home-assistant-remote component that does a lot what I need.
I hope at the end of my work I can provide something interesting for you and maybe start something I could build upon