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1996 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Information Intelligence and Systems (Cat. No.96CH35929)

14-17 Oct. 1996

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  • 1996 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):0_3 - 0_12
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    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):0_13 - 0_14
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  • A Markov decision process with delayed state availability

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2689 - 2691 vol.4
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    We consider a finite horizon Markov decision process with delayed state availability. We show that at state t, a sufficient statistic is the state of the system at stage t-k and all actions taken from stage t-k through stage t-1, given that the state of the system at stage t-k is the most recent state value made available. Further, we present a bound that relates the value functions of the k-delay... View full abstract»

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  • A new approach to the degree-constrained minimum spanning tree problem using genetic algorithm

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2683 - 2688 vol.4
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    The degree-constrained minimum spanning tree problem is of high practical importance. Up to now there have been few effective algorithms to solve this problem because of its NP-hard complexity. In this paper we present an approach to solving this problem by using genetic algorithms (GAs), and provide numerical example to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed approach View full abstract»

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  • Predictive modular fuzzy systems for intelligent sensing

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2816 - 2821 vol.4
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    We introduce the predictive modular fuzzy system (PREMOFS) to perform time series classification. A PREMOFS consists of a bank of predictors and a fuzzy inference module. Assuming that the time series is generated by a source belonging to a finite search set, then the classification problem is to select the source that best represents the observed data. The classification is based on a membership ... View full abstract»

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  • Nonlinear mixed integer programming problems using genetic algorithm and penalty function

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2677 - 2682 vol.4
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    We propose a method for solving nonlinear mixed integer programming (NMIP) problems using genetic algorithms (GAs) and a penalty function method. The penalty function method was used to construct a fitness function to evaluate chromosomes generated from genetic reproduction. Therefore, the mean of satisfactory degrees of systems constraints were introduced. Also, we apply the method for solving op... View full abstract»

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  • A constraint-based approach for the simulation of flexible materials in industrial processes

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2811 - 2815 vol.4
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    Several industrial sectors are concerned with the design and manufacturing of flexible products. However traditional CAD and simulation systems cannot be used to study and simulate process that involve this kind of products. Our objective has been to develop a modelling and simulation environment which is able to deal with different classes of non-rigid materials, from flat to bulk, in a unified w... View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid controller for adaptive link control of manipulating industrial robots

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3113 - 3118 vol.4
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    This paper presents a new adaptation mechanism for a cascaded position controller. The cascaded position controller consists of PID controllers the parameters of which are changed by a fuzzy logic adaptation mechanism. The proposed fuzzy logic adaptation mechanism is tested using the six-degree-of-freedom-robot RV 15, manufactured by Reis Robotics. Using the fuzzy logic adaptation mechanism, the C... View full abstract»

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  • Environment framework model-objectives and possibilities

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2601 - 2606 vol.4
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    A framework model for environmental policy analysis is proposed in this paper. After explaining the background and objectives of model development, we illustrate the usage of the framework model, using the Japan version of the model. A complete mathematical explanation of the basic structure of the framework model is then given View full abstract»

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  • Man-machine system for triple inverted pendulum by fuzzy logic and genetic algorithm

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2659 - 2664 vol.4
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    We have studied a man-machine system: the co-operation of a man with a fuzzy controller on a very unstable control object. To decrease human operation, the design of a smart fuzzy logic controller is necessary. However, its membership function is so sensitive that its design is not easy. In this paper, we propose a method to tune the fuzzy logic controller by using genetic algorithms (GAs). The me... View full abstract»

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  • On a fuzzy-neural hierarchical controller with a self-generating knowledge base

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2625 - 2630 vol.4
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    We present an innovative fuzzy-neural architecture that is able to automatically generate a knowledge base, in an extractable form, for use in hierarchical knowledge-based controllers. The knowledge base is in the form of a linguistic rule base appropriate for a fuzzy inference system. We modify Berenji and Khedkar's (1992) GARIC architecture to a hierarchical controller and enable it to automatic... View full abstract»

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  • A simple analysis for an M/GI/1/N queue with vacation time and exhaustive service discipline

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3057 - 3062 vol.4
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    We consider an M/GI/1/N queue with vacation time and exhaustive service discipline, the same queue as presented by Lee (1984). Focusing only on the service completion epochs (as opposed to both service completion epochs and vacation completion epochs by Lee), we present a simple analysis for the queue length distribution at an arbitrary time as well as the waiting time distribution. We consider th... View full abstract»

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  • Pattern recognition as a key technology for the next generation of user interfaces

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2805 - 2810 vol.4
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    It is time to go beyond the established approaches in human-computer interaction. After a serious critic of command language, menu selection, and desktop interfaces we discuss the two known approaches to overcome the obstacles and limitations: virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR). Both design strategies are diametrically opposed: VR enriches the virtual world with real humans, while AR... View full abstract»

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  • Tracking control design for robots using the method of nonlinearity estimation and compensation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3107 - 3112 vol.4
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    As an alternative to the method of inverse dynamics and feedback linearization, a new approach for robot control called nonlinearity estimation and compensation is presented. Some new results and details are given on how this approach is used to design the tracking controllers for both rigid-body robots and robots with elastic joints View full abstract»

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  • A fuzzy pattern recognition approach for dynamic systems diagnosis. Application to a model of the French telephone network

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2504 - 2510 vol.4
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    Diagnostic methods for the functional state of a static system are well-known. However, the diagnosis of a dynamic process is more difficult to manage because the system state evolves in time. In this paper, a complex system is assumed to evolve from one functional state to another by passing through intermediate states distributed according to a specific path in a multidimensional space. This spa... View full abstract»

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  • A belief logic system and associative plan method based on goals

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2653 - 2658 vol.4
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    An associative plan method based on goals, called GAPM, is proposed and realized. GAPM puts a plan method based on goals into the process of common knowledge, predicates into frames, and critic rules into plans in order to make the representation and process of special common knowledge and general common knowledge achieves coordination consistently. Using GAPM, we have created and realized an expe... View full abstract»

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  • Duality for nonsmooth multiobjective programming

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2851 - 2854 vol.4
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    In this paper, the duality for nonsmooth multiobjective programming is investigated by using the concept of epicontingent derivative, a kind of γ-generalized, invex function is defined. All the results are then applied to deriving the dual theorems for nonsmooth multiobjective programming View full abstract»

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  • Group decision support using Toulmin argument structures

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2704 - 2709 vol.4
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    This paper addresses the need for sound science, technology, and management assessment related to environmental policy decision making through an approach that involves a logical structure for evidence, a framed decision making process, and an environment that encourages group participation. Toulmin based logic possesses these characteristics and is used as the basis for development of a group dec... View full abstract»

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  • A new robust fuzzy control for a class of nonlinear systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2619 - 2624 vol.4
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    In this paper, a robust fuzzy control system is developed. The proposed fuzzy control is designed using Lyapunov's direct method to guarantee global stability for a class of nonlinear systems. The main idea of the proposed scheme is to design a fuzzy controller based on nonlinear robust control so that it can always provide global stability. For each fuzzy set, a sub-control is designed to guarant... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability-based optimization on a graph-theoretic modelling foundation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3072 - 3076 vol.4
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    This paper provides a recipe for reliability-based design of steady-state systems to provide a minimum cost design subject to the constraints on the probability of designated failure events. The method is efficient and allows for arbitrary probability distributions. The method integrates graph-theoretic models and symbolic programming for model building with structural mechanics reliability method... View full abstract»

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  • Resolution of some 2-stage hybrid flowshop scheduling problems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2934 - 2941 vol.4
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    In this paper we propose a synthesis of works dealing with a particular two-stage hybrid flowshop. We know its significance for modeling many real manufacturing workshops. There are M(1) identical machines at the first stage and only one at the second. The optimized criterion is the maximum tardiness. In a first time, machines are always available. Two heuristic resolution methods are g... View full abstract»

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  • Queueing networks with hierarchical configuration of active and passive stations

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3051 - 3056 vol.4
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    Queueing networks with two layer configuration of upper layer and lower layer are proposed to provide well structured hierarchy of network models for performance analysis of practical applications. For two layer queueing network without outstanding queues, the product form equilibrium distribution is derived for the state of the network. Based on the result of the product form distribution, an app... View full abstract»

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  • A concept to quantify different measures of user interface attributes: a meta analysis of empirical studies

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2799 - 2804 vol.4
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    There are currently several views on human computer interaction in measuring interactive qualities: (1) the interaction-oriented view, (2) the user-oriented view, (3) the product-oriented view, and (4) the formal view. Two different possibilities of measurement within the product-oriented view are introduced in this paper. Different types of user interfaces can be described and differentiated by t... View full abstract»

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  • The semantical structure of human-computer interactions on the board of dynamic anthropocentral objects

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2786 - 2788 vol.4
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    The semantical structures of the activity algorithm (Ac/Al) of a crew and on-board algorithms and display support (A&DS) are considered. Global levels of a control (in objects) and problem situations (in the external environment) ensure correct use of mathematical models for the semantical design of A&DS View full abstract»

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  • On the properties of 3D equilibrium grasping forces

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3101 - 3106 vol.4
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    We focus on the 3D four-fingered grasps and analyze the properties of the equilibrium grasping forces among the grasping fingers. We introduced the concept of force concentration line to analyze the force distribution among the grasping fingers. The “invariant grasping configuration base” is also introduced in formulating a new representation scheme for the grasping forces. The charact... View full abstract»

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