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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 6 • Date Nov. 1991

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  • Architecture for real-time intelligent control of autonomous vehicles

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):254 - 262
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    Technological developments in the fields of robotics, intelligent manufacturing and automation continue to fall short of expectations and need. There is a requirement for an agreed framework or architecture for intelligent robotics systems, which will facilitate greater reusability and interoperability between intelligent robotics systems. This article reviews the requirements of such an architect... View full abstract»

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  • Designing a controller that works: using formal techniques in robotic systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):263 - 268
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    The size and complexity of robot controllers is such that it is impossible to predict their performance by conventional means. Debugging and system maintenance are major problems which have only partial solutions. In conjunction with careful structuring, the authors have used formal mathematical techniques (often known generically as formal methods) in designing the software architecture of a mobi... View full abstract»

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  • A societal architecture for robotic applications

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):269 - 274
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    A societal architecture is one in which the overall operation of a system is achieved by many (a society of) agents. The application of this type of architecture to the control of a multi-sensor multi-robot assembly workcell provides a structure in which the subsystems required to control collaborating robots equipped with sensing and error detection/correction capabilities can be integrated in a ... View full abstract»

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  • H/sub infinity / robust control design-a tutorial review

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):275 - 282
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    H/sub infinity / robust control design research filled the conference agenda of the 1980s. In this article, the importance of these developments for control system design is reviewed and explained.<> View full abstract»

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  • Hypertext and information: an optimistic if realistic appraisal

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):285 - 288
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    Hypertext may be the technology of the 1990s, just as expert systems were the technology of the 1980s. But is this good or bad news for hypertext? It is perhaps too early to say whether expert systems will be an enormous success or an obviously flawed attempt by engineers to dabble in psychology and philosophy. Will hypertext have similar mixed reviews ten years from now?.<> View full abstract»

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  • A practical approach to achieving software reliability

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):289 - 292
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    Many projects today contain software. Even those that do not contain software rely on software for modelling, design calculations and other forms of computer-aided engineering. In addition, customers are asking for predictions of system reliability and guaranteed mean times between failures. While most engineers are familiar with hardware reliability predictions, if the system contains, or relies ... View full abstract»

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  • DTI/SERC Open Distributed Systems Architecture research programme

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):250 - 252
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    This article is based on the results of the pre-project phase of the ODSA programme, during which the workplan for the programme has been developed and the programme marketed to a range of end-user organisations. The article first gives an overview of distributed processing, then outlines the case made to a number of target user organisations chosen from a variety of industry sectors for possible ... View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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