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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  • Energy efficiency strategy as environmental policy: 20 years of “free lunch” lessons

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2592 - 2595 vol.4
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    The remarkable growth success of more than a decade has placed China's energy needs at the top of power project developers' priority list and has put China's environmental needs at the forefront of global concern. Nearly all of the important environmental issues in China face a growth-versus-environment or budget-versus-environment trade-off. Such is not generally the case with energy efficiency p... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability evaluation of a furnace system using the k-out-of-n and the consecutive-k-out-of-n reliability models

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3119 - 3123 vol.4
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    This paper reports an application of the k-out-of-n and the consecutive-k-out-of-n system reliability models in a petro-chemical company. The models are used to represent the relationship between the functioning of the furnace system and its tubes. The remaining life of the furnace system is estimated based on the remaining lives of the tubes. The models are also useful for decision making regardi... 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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  • Applicability of renewable energy technologies in developing countries

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2586 - 2591 vol.4
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    Generating and distributing electricity is an $800 billion business. It is twice the size of the world's automobile industry. Despite this enormous investment, an unacceptably large portion of the world's population does not have access to electricity or its services. In addition, the proportion of the global population that is unserved is growing. To continue to meet the energy needs of its growi... 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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  • Intercultural group decision and negotiation with ESD and computer support

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2692 - 2697 vol.4
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    Intercultural group decision and negotiation processes involve interaction of two or more cultures. Such processes may be formally modeled using the evolutionary systems design (ESD) framework. Using ESD, players in a multicultural group can be computer supported in generating and formally representing an evolving common joint culture (a situational culture) with regard to the problem at hand-an i... 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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  • 3-D shape recovery using a relaxation algorithm based on surface feature consistency

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2469 - 2474 vol.4
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    3D high-level surface features are widely used for recognizing complex curved objects. The features, however, are difficult to extract accurately from raw range images because the images are usually noisy for the required differential operations. This paper proposes a new 3D shape recovery method that obtains refined shape features by deriving an optimal approximation to the true surfaces in a raw... View full abstract»

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  • A new valuation with partial differential equations of fuzzy connectives for fuzzy systems about general variables

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2637 - 2642 vol.4
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    For the application of fuzzy connectives to intersection (conjunction) and union (disjunction) numerous criteria (axiomatic, pragmatic and empirical) exist to choose from these fuzzy connectives. So far these valuations have no direct connection between the fuzzy logic and the control for technical processes. In this paper, a new valuation (logical valuation) of fuzzy connectives for fuzzy control... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy adaptive PID controller using frequency techniques

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2581 - 2585 vol.4
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    A proper tuning method for PID control algorithms is one of the well accepted ways to save control energy as well to achieve both stability and performance robustness under hard environmental situations, like system parameter set points and load variations in most common industrial processes. A method to adjust dynamically the PID controller parameters is presented. Such method comprises two main ... View full abstract»

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  • Software complexity-an alternative view

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2862 - 2867 vol.4
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    A different view on software complexity based on long range correlations is presented in this paper. Three different methods are proposed first and then used in the analysis of 57 C++ programs. All methods being used indicate the presence of long range correlations in C++ programs, but every method gives different results. The presence of long range correlations denotes that we can in fact regard ... 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 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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  • Internal model control of a robot using new neural networks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3095 - 3100 vol.4
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    The use of neural networks for control of a robot manipulator is presented in this paper. The control system consists of a neural model of the robot, a neural controller and a conventional PID controller. The control structure uses internal model control (IMC). The Alopex method is employed as a learning algorithm to train the networks. The standard backpropagation (BP) algorithm is also utilised ... View full abstract»

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  • Shape modeling of multiple objects from shading images using genetic algorithms

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2463 - 2468 vol.4
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    This paper describes about an application of genetic algorithms (GAs) to modeling of multiple object from CCD images. Shape modeling is a very important issue for shape recognition for robot vision, representing 3D shapes in the virtual world, and so on. Superquadrics are often used for shape modeling because they can represent various shapes by using a single equation. In this paper, we propose a... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental autonomous excavation using fuzzy behavior control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2631 - 2636 vol.4
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    This paper presents a behavior-based control architecture for an autonomous excavator. The excavation model proposed is based on a front-end-loader type machine that excavates material composed mainly of blasted rock. At the lowest level of the control architecture individual fuzzy-behaviors provide a reactive interface between the control system and machine/environment. Behaviors consist of multi... View full abstract»

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  • A study on numerical measurement of stability in feedback control systems by DKA method and their controlled output efficiency

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2575 - 2580 vol.4
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    The stability of control systems is an important issue and its evaluation can be realized by the Routh or Hurwitz method. In this paper, the authors treat the numerical stability and its evaluation in feedback control systems. Adachi proposed that the stability evaluation in feedback control systems could be realized by the Bairstow-Hichkock method. We use the DKA method which is an effective way ... View full abstract»

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  • Strangeness and chaotic features of information

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2858 - 2861 vol.4
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    This paper discusses the corresponding relations between the novel degree of information and the chaotic features existing in information so that we may lay a foundation for controlling the chaotic process of information of a neural network View full abstract»

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  • Logical models for computer aided design and real time control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2528 - 2533 vol.4
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    Logical models for computer aided design and modelling of dynamic systems in discrete time are considered. For a number of problems of man-machine design and control we open some new perspectives of dialogue control due to flexible combination of mechanisms of derivation of corollaries and synthesis of hypotheses. This is achieved by finding solutions of some logical equations in specially elabora... 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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  • 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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  • The theory for self-action and agency of decision makers-agency structure of support for group decision by distribution of rights and duties

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2710 - 2715 vol.4
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    The decision group is the group in which its members come together to make decisions to be implemented. In this paper, a classification of four types of decision groups by their distribution of rights and duties among group members are proposed at first. For any type of decision group, it may be possible to get the decision support from decision analysts and decision support systems that are calle... 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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