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Date 20 May 1988

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  • Exploiting the implications of choices in set partitioning

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):3/1 - 3/3
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    Computational experience so far has shown that on set partitioning problems of the scheduling type, forward checking considers far fewer partial solutions than does the Garfinkel and Nemhauser algorithm. However, since it seems unlikely that these algorithms could compete with mathematical programming methods when applied to problems of the size occurring in scheduling applications, the main inter... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Colloquium on `Artificial Intelligence in Planning for Production Control' (Digest No.85)

    Publication Year: 1988
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    The following topics were dealt with: qualitative assessment of flexibility characteristics in FMS; prototype AI-based tool for production scheduling; exploiting the implications of choices in set partitioning; reactive constraint-based scheduling; IKBS for FMS: an object-centred knowledge acquisition strategy for productivity optimisation; intelligent knowledge-based scheduler for heavy manufactu... View full abstract»

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  • A prototype AI-based tool for production scheduling

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):2/1 - 2/4
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Describes the application of an artificial intelligence planning system, SCINAPSE to a class of production scheduling problems. SCINAPSE is a domain-independent planner which operates on a model of some domain. Given objectives posed as goals within that domain, it can then create plans for their accomplishment. One such type of domain, which has been addressed is production scheduling, where the ... View full abstract»

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  • Steps toward the automation of robot programming

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):9/1 - 9/4
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    Considers three approaches that may be taken towards the goal of automated robot programming. The first approach follows from a high-level task specification, the second from the use of sensors and the third from allowing the robot to learn deep knowledge as a supplement to predefined behaviour View full abstract»

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  • Control of flexible manufacturing cells

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):7/1 - 7/4
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    A flexible manufacturing cell integrates devices to execute the goals of overall factory production control system. Such cells should be readily adapted to perform new tasks and be capable of detecting errors to recover or degrade gracefully. An approach to allow this is the distribution of intelligence to individual device hardware and software using the concept of an `actor', an actor based cell... View full abstract»

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  • Reactive constraint-based scheduling

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):4/1 - 4/5
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    The authors of the paper are currently concerned with the design of a knowledge-based scheduling system at the operational level of VLSI wafer fabrication. This is a particular difficult job-shop scheduling problem for two reasons. Firstly, it is difficult to define the criteria by which a schedule can be considered optimal, due to conflicting and changing objectives. Secondly, the wafer fabricati... View full abstract»

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  • Qualitative assessment of flexibility characteristics in FMS

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1/1 - 1/6
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    Describes a SERC funded collaborative project at the Open University in conceptual modelling of flexibility in production systems. The aim is to produce a set of formal relationships for associating flexibility types with design configurations, using a model-based approach to represent qualitatively different types of flexibility arising from particular designs. This flexibility knowledge of class... View full abstract»

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  • Practical microcomputer solutions of the cutting stock problem

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):8/1 - 8/4
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    The work presented arose from research into the production of microcomputer software to derive patterns from which industrial saws cut large stock sheets of wood into rectangular panels in some optimal fashion. It is demonstrated that even in sophisticated algorithmic solutions some applied intelligence relating to the parameters has an effect on the results View full abstract»

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  • IKBS for FMS: an object-centred knowledge acquisition strategy for productivity optimisation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):5/1 - 5/3
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    Discusses some possible uses of IKBS techniques in the domain of manufacturing-specifically flexible manufacturing systems. The application is in control of part of an existing factory system. The necessity to maintain a real-time system places some significant and awkward constraints on any techniques used. The problem area is discussed together with the work which has been done using IKBS techni... View full abstract»

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  • An intelligent knowledge-based scheduler for heavy manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):6/1 - 6/3
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    A consortium from Alcan, YARD and the computer science department at the University of Strathclyde are collaborating on an Alvey-funded project on the use of intelligent knowledge-based systems (IKBS) techniques for production scheduling in heavy manufacturing. The main objectives of the project are: to research and develop methodologies for scheduling in heavy manufacturing and similar domains, a... View full abstract»

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