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  • A review of computer-aided part programming system developments

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):193 - 197
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (830 KB)

    This paper provides a review of some of the major developments in computer-aided part programming from the very early days of the subject up to the present. These developments, while difficult to categorise, have been split into three groups for the purpose of presentation, starting with the early system developments, continuing with the part programming developments during the 1970s and concludin... View full abstract»

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  • The development of a computer-aided design course for undergraduate students of engineering science

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):118 - 121
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (949 KB)

    This paper reports the establishment of a computer-aided design course for undergraduate students of engineering science at Exeter University. In the first part the background against which the course was developed is outlined, together with its relationship to other courses in the Department of Engineering Science. The second part discusses the opportunities for more specialist courses in compute... View full abstract»

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  • Functional requirements and conceptual design of the feature-based modelling system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):9 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (556 KB)

    The databases of contemporary CAD systems cannot be used to drive most CAE and CAM systems in an automated manner since CAD systems do not produce a complete product definition. The information that is supported is in the form of low-level details, from which higher-level information such as form features cannot be obtained easily. This paper describes the functional requirements of a system that ... View full abstract»

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  • Artificial intelligence for production planning

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):210 - 213
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (624 KB)

    Artificial intelligence tools have recently become a significant topic in many areas of engineering research. The use of computer-based decision support systems is potentially of great benefit in the complex task of process planning, both in terms of consistency of approach and in the reduction of manufacturing lead times. This paper discusses a problem-solving system which carries out process pla... View full abstract»

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  • Planning and implementing CIM

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):167 - 176
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1462 KB)

    Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) has been motivated by the desire to achieve the high levels of flexibility, productivity, quality, and adaptability that are necessary for a company to remain competitive. However, CIM will not happen at all if management does not plan for it. This article describes the process of planning and implementing CIM, and discusses its important issues. The process... View full abstract»

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  • New options in aerodynamic modelling: CAD, CFD, stereolithography and shading in a workstation environment

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):75 - 79
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (284 KB)

    Aerodynamics modelling and CAD form a natural partnership. The author discusses how one major CAD/CAM system was used as a pre- and postprocessing tool to an aerodynamic predictions method in a European aircraft company. In addition, the effect of powerful workstations on processing speed and 3-D visualisations and the linking of the 3-D models with stereolithography (to produce an acrylic wind tu... View full abstract»

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  • The role of computers in engineering design

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):5 - 8
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (600 KB)

    Engineering designers require effective means of collecting, storing, retrieving, processing, communicating, distributing, displaying, plotting and printing large quantities of information. The revolution in computer technology has led to the large-scale adoption of computer-based tools for these purposes. Furthermore, the technology is still developing and will soon provide intelligent knowledge-... View full abstract»

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  • Feature transformations between application-specific feature spaces

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):247 - 255
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (663 KB)

    Information sets (features) used in engineering design and manufacturing applications depend on the product type, the application and the process involved. Some features identified in a particular domain may be partially or fully mappable to other domains, while it may be that others are not. To integrate software for design, analysis and manufacturing, it is necessary to create feature mapping sy... View full abstract»

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  • Survey of CAD/feature-based process planning and NC programming techniques

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):25 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1130 KB)

    Methods for automated process planning and NC programming are surveyed and classified into generic categories. Aspects of CAPP investigated include part definition methods, reasoning and search techniques used to generate process plans, both Al-based and traditional, and process planning languages. NC programming techniques have been categorised into those based on cell decomposition, volume/delta... View full abstract»

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  • Design of engine cover system using FEA

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):98 - 102
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (596 KB)

    This article describes the effective use of CAD/CAE in the design and analysis of a rocker arm cover system. Non-linear finite-element analysis (FEA) is used to predict the behaviour of the rocker arm cover and the associated sealing system under applied load. The geometry of the cover, which is relatively complicated, is generated with state-of-the-art commercial software and then transferred to ... View full abstract»

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  • Netlist compiler for ASIC design on a personal computer

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):200 - 204
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (444 KB)

    Presents the design and implementation of a personal computer PC-based netlist compiler for application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design. The netlist compiler system is an ASIC front-end design software tool, developed using the Turbo C programming language. This software tool enhances the design automation for ASIC design in the Philips Personal Design Station (PPDS) environment. It conv... View full abstract»

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  • What has happened to CADCAM?

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):229 - 232
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (402 KB)

    The author makes use of his experience in developing the DUCT CADCAM system at the University of Cambridge and as partner in the firm of Weber CAM GmbH, which programs for the pattern- and mould-making shop Firma August Weber Modellbau in Hildesheim, Germany. He discusses why CADCAM is so little used in the mechanical engineering industry and why designers use CAD systems with little understanding... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time collision avoidance in two-armed robotic systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):233 - 240
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1221 KB)

    Owing to the complexity of certain tasks, in particular those within a hazardous environment, there is a perceived need for robotic systems to have two-armed flexibility. The practical realisation of a teleoperated two-armed manipulator system raises a number of problems regarding operation and control. Of particular note is the problem of collision avoidance between the arms in real-time. A revie... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided software engineering ߞ turning the corner

    Publication Year: 1983
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1932 KB)

    Software engineers responsible for producing CAE tools have been relying, to the detriment of their product, on primitive design tools. The roots of this puzzle lie in the short history of software engineering as a discipline and the amount of foundation work that has had to be done to establish a proper base from which to build. Sufficient groundwork has now been done to allow software engineers ... View full abstract»

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  • Some problems in implementing computer-aided engineering - a general review

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):25 - 31
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1383 KB)

    New computer-controlled systems are likely to be installed throughout the engineering industry over the next few years. However, the integration implied by computer-aided engineering is not without its problems. View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided design, manufacture and test of printed circuit boards at IBM

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):49 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (932 KB)

    IBM is committed to computer assistance in the design, manufacture and test of printed circuit boards. As a result of the company's worldwide organisation, it is impossible to share databases between development and manufacturing systems. However, the use of formal data interfaces enables the integration of the separate processes of design, manufacture and test into what is effectively a single CA... View full abstract»

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  • Artificial intelligence for engineering design

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):75 - 83
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1598 KB)

    Al systems are likely to have a significant impact on the automation of engineering design. Among the potential benefits of the use of Al techniques is the packaging of human expertise into expert system software. View full abstract»

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  • Tolerance analysis and design of electronic circuits

    Publication Year: 1984
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1509 KB)

    An unwelcome factor in the design of electronic circuits is the variation in component values resulting from the tolerances associated with manufactured components. The corresponding variations in circuit performance can often be great enough to cause the specifications of a circuit to be violated. Although appropriate corrective action is not easy to establish, with suitable software improvements... View full abstract»

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  • Managing computer-aided engineering - a teaching approach

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):198 - 200
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (583 KB)

    Too often an engineer comes up with proposals that are sound from a technical point of view but are not put into effect because of the engineer's weakness in management and communication skills. Teaching these skills is not straightforward: they do not lend themselves fully to conventional methods of teaching. A novel approach based on case study techniques has been used successfully at Coventry (... View full abstract»

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  • Finite-element analysis

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):66 - 69
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (820 KB)

    The finite-element method is a powerful tool for computer analysis of the characteristics of complex structures and components. This paper presents the fundamental principles of finite-element analysis together with the reasons for its use, and makes a case for introducing finite-element analysis techniques more often and earlier in the design of engineered parts. View full abstract»

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  • Conference report. Design for testability

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):134 - 135
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (266 KB)

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  • Mesh generation for computational analysis. Part I: Electromagnetic and technical considerations for mesh generation

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):190 - 195
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1231 KB)

    Geometric meshes used in the finite-element method and related techniques must meet three requirements: they must model geometric shapes adequately; they must respect physical phenomena of importance in the problem (for example crack singularities); and they must provide high local accuracy in regions of particular importance. Only simplex elements can be guaranteed to model geometry correctly if ... View full abstract»

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  • Mesh generation for computational analysis. Part II: Geometric and topological considerations for three-dimensional mesh generation

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):196 - 201
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1854 KB)

    Successful use of finite-element analysis depends on an ability to model accurately the problem shape using geometric meshes. This paper deals with automatic three-dimensional mesh generation, reviewing the four major classes of mesh generator in use ¿¿ interactive graphics, mapping, filling and cutting techniques ¿¿ and presenting a new method which aims to solve some of the problems that arise w... View full abstract»

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  • PCB design and manufacture - the need for integration standards

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):225 - 228
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (587 KB)

    Advances in information technology provide the key to the continuing success of producers of all types of electronic equipment. For true computer integrated manufacturing, as many processes as possible will be computer based, and there will be a requirement for interchange between processes. The success of CIM will depend on data the effectiveness of standards, particularly in the areas of communi... View full abstract»

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  • Combining inductive and deductive reasoning

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):24 - 28
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    Work in artificial intelligence has shown that rule induction is a useful aid to knowledge acquisition but that its general applicability is limited. In particular, induced rules can be difficult to understand and hard to modify. This paper describes a computer program to generate knowledge bases from examples in a form which can be interpreted either as a set of rules or as an inference network. ... View full abstract»

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  • A machine learning approach to expert systems for fault diagnosis in communications equipment

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):31 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2263 KB)

    This paper describes how a machine learning system (MLS), achieved by using adaptive pattern recognition and filter techniques, is applied as an expert system to fault diagnosis and performance optimisation of microwave digital radios. In other applications the MLS may offer a complete solution or may be combined with more conventional expert system techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided engineering of measuring instrument systems

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):117 - 123
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    Development of a comprehensive computer-aided engineering tool, CAEINST, for assisting the rapid and efficient generation of measuring systems has been taking place for two years. This first report of the work justifies the need, and explains how the system is being structured and what has been learned of the fundamental issues involved in such a task. View full abstract»

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  • A hardware accelerator based system for ATPG of sequential circuits

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):140 - 144
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    The design complexity of VLSI electronic circuits has posed major problems for test engineers, and the combined tasks of fault simulation and test pattern generation are becoming the major bottleneck in the design and verification process. This article presents a system which merges a test generation technique capable of handling highly sequential circuits in combination with a concurrent fault si... View full abstract»

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  • Computer integrated manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):167 - 174
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1545 KB)

    CADCAM alone is not CIM, but engineering data lies at the heart of CIM. This article discusses today's business challenges, the need for integration and one key element of CIM ¿ the engineering database. Finally, the financial implications and the necessary steps to implementation of a company-wide CIM strategy are described. View full abstract»

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  • Design for testability-the need for change

    Publication Year: 1987
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    There are at present very few higher educational establishments that are approaching the teaching of electronics design for testability in any realistic way. However, Brunel University has made efforts to include test topics in undergraduate, postgraduate and industrial courses, and for the future has plans to establish an Institute of Test Engineering. View full abstract»

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  • Second-generation PCB self-learn

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):209 - 212
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1214 KB)

    Manufacturing defect analysers generally incorporate some form of self-learn capability, allowing board tests to be developed in as short a time as possible without the need for skilled programmers. Existing methods generally meet these two objectives but lack both fault coverage and component level diagnostics. Following a brief introduction to the use of manufacturing defect analysers, this pape... View full abstract»

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  • CADCAM software portability

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):224 - 226
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (482 KB)

    The ability to port CADCAM software easily from one computing environment to another is becoming increasingly important as hardware and operating systems improve. This paper examines the approach taken to the question of portability by Pafec and explores the benefits of portability to the software developer and user. View full abstract»

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  • Effective CADCAM in an educational environment

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):233 - 236
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (625 KB)

    The educational provision today for the needs of tomorrow's industry requires the formulation of a cost-effective strategy. The ideal of an all-embracing, flexible and responsive system, put to good educational effect by hundreds of students with a diversity of needs and open to upgrade is one towards which the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Portsmouth Polytechnic has striven. This paper ... View full abstract»

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  • CAD in process plant engineering

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):237 - 244
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1818 KB)

    Developing CAD systems for the design and layout of process plant involves an investment of millions of pounds. Today the proven benefit of using such systems is apparent, but without commitment and foresight from software developers such tools may never be seen in the market. One such product, PDMS, was a joint development between CADCentre, Isopipe and Akzo Engineering, started in 1974 and first... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided software engineering

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):113 - 120
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (826 KB)

    Addresses software and its development methods and tools, pointing out the special factors that appear to make software different. The paper starts with a discussion of the problems and the solution of treating software development as an engineering activity. Much software development is office work, and general computer aids for the support of office work are described. This leads into a discussi... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided engineering in electrical machines

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):128 - 132
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (505 KB)

    The design of electrical machines is a complex problem which accounts for magnetic, mechanical and thermal aspects. All these problems may be described using the finite element analysis technique, coupled with CAD techniques, offering a simple and flexible way for introducing the numerous data (machine geometry, grid, material characteristics etc.), and an easy way for interpreting the numerical r... View full abstract»

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  • Selection of computer systems to meet end-user requirements

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):52 - 58
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    The sequence of procedures that should be adopted are discussed. The first step is to carry out a feasibility study. This involves consultation with end-users, demonstrations, benchmark tests, and consideration of: future system upgrades, and enhancements; system obsolescence; enhancement of existing systems; software packages; and staffing. Once the feasibility study is complete and a budget appr... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided process engineering

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):6 - 12
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    The process industries constitute a major international business sector with a turnover of over £50 billion in the UK alone. This article reviews how computers are applied at the fundamental process design stage and how they assist in performing efficient and safe manufacturing operations View full abstract»

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  • Using computers in software quality assurance

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):140 - 141
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    In comparison with established hardware configuration control practices, the introduction of automation to the software quality assurance process has its own special considerations. This paper discusses the need for automated techniques to ensure and maintain the quality of large computer programs.<> View full abstract»

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  • Robot simulation and off-line programming

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):157 - 162
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (647 KB)

    Robot simulation and off-line programming seem likely to have an increasingly important role in the evolution of CIM facilities. The authors consider the capabilities and shortcomings of the current generation of off-line programming and graphical simulation systems. Methods of overcoming problems associated with calibration, lack of 'user friendliness' and integration within manufacturing systems... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to CADCAM implementation

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):245 - 248
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    This paper reflects upon the implementation of a CADCAM system undertaken as the central theme of a teaching company programme, in which an academic institution collaborates with a local company to implement some aspect of advanced manufacturing technology. The paper describes the design and manufacturing procedures in operation prior to the implementation, proceeds through the actual implementati... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering analysis for design optimisation of differential transformers

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):51 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (337 KB)

    Design optimisation is a primary objective in computer-aided engineering. In the paper the optimisation of a linear variable differential transformer is used as an example. The study shows two typical features of computer-aided engineering: first that analysis techniques can be used to give measurements of system parameters that could not be achieved in a practical experiment; secondly that the de... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

Published from 1983-1991, the Computer-Aided Engineering Journal was concerned with computer-aided design and other applications of computers to engineering-related disciplines, including aeronautics, architecture, automobile engineering, cartography, chemical engineering, civil and structural engineering, control, electrical engineering, electronics, expert systems, machine tool control, mechanical engineering, production engineering and robotics.

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