IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans

Issue 5 • Sep 2002

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  • Intelligent agent based framework for manufacturing systems control

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):560 - 573
    Cited by:  Papers (67)
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    Existing modeling frameworks for manufacturing system control can be classified into hierarchical, heterarchical, and hybrid control frameworks. The main drawbacks of existing frameworks are discussed in this paper. A new hybrid modeling framework is also described. It is a hybrid of the two: hierarchical and heterarchical frameworks. In this proposed framework, entities (e.g., parts) and resource... View full abstract»

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  • Relational and directional aspects in the construction of information granules

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):605 - 614
    Cited by:  Papers (19)
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    In this study, we are concerned with a two-objective development of information granules completed on a basis of numeric data. The first goal of this design concerns revealing and representing a structure in a data set. As such, it is oriented toward coping with the underlying relational aspects of the experimental data. The second goal deals with the formation of a mapping between information gra... View full abstract»

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  • A computational framework for location analysis

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):574 - 581
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    Location analysis decisions are interrelated and should be made within a single decision-making framework. A framework within which a number of location strategies can be placed is presented. Location-allocation models are improved in two ways: 1) the allocation rule is developed to more accurately reflect customer choice processes; and 2) the objective function is developed to incorporate future ... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive fuzzy PIMD controller for systems with uncertain deadzones

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):614 - 620
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    In this paper, a new adaptive fuzzy Proportional-Integral (of a modified error function)-Derivative (PIMD) controller is designed for systems with uncertain deadzones. Instead of using the summation of the system output error to be one of the input variables, the fuzzy mechanism in PIMD controller takes the summation of a proposed error function as one essential part of the output fuzzy singleton.... View full abstract»

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  • A risk hypothesis and risk measures for throughput capacity in systems

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):549 - 559
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    A basic risk hypothesis for system throughput capacity in the presence of risk is proposed. It is expressed as a basic risk equation , derived in the paper, and governs all nongrowth, nonevolving, agent-directed systems. The basic risk equation shows how expected throughput capacity increases linearly with positive risk of loss of throughput capacity. The conventional standard deviation risk measu... View full abstract»

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  • Motion in human and machine: A virtual fatigue approach

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):582 - 595
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    Achieving human-like behavior of a robot is a key issue of the paper. Redundancy in the inverse kinematics problem is resolved using a biological analogue. It is shown that by means of "virtual fatigue" functions, it is possible to generate robot movements similar to movements of a human arm subject to muscle fatigue. Analytic method enabling control of robot motions in a human-like fashion is des... View full abstract»

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  • Robust design based on constraint networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):596 - 604
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    This paper describes a robust design method using constraint networks. As opposed to the traditional statistical robust methodology, the proposed method gives a valid model to analyze parameter uncertainties so as to predict conflicts in concurrent design. The mathematical model, which reflects the requirements of robust design, is given in the paper. A general consistency algorithm is designed us... View full abstract»

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The fields of systems engineering and human machine systems: systems engineering includes efforts that involve issue formulation, issue analysis and modeling, and decision making and issue interpretation at any of the lifecycle phases associated with the definition, development, and implementation of large systems.

This Transactions ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

 

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University of Alberta