Evolvable assembly systems: towards user friendly manufacturing

Regina Frei, Luis Ribeiro, Jose Barata, Daniel Semere

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    Abstract

    Besides coping with the highly dynamic product and production system life cycles with ever-changing requirements, modern assembly systems also need to be user-friendly. Their modularity at fine granularity-level combined with local intelligence and a distributed control approach allows the systems to evolve together with the requirements -but their complexity would soon not be manageable from outside any more if user-friendliness was not considered a major criterion. Systems must be made to serve their users. Thanks to Self-* capabilities, systems can gain an increasingly high degree of autonomy. Diagnosis plays a particularly important role in this process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing, 2007. ISAM '07
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages288-293
    ISBN (Electronic)1424405637
    ISBN (Print)1424405637
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventIEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing, 2007. ISAM '07 - Ann Arbor, United States
    Duration: 22 Jul 200725 Jul 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing, 2007. ISAM '07
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAnn Arbor
    Period22/07/0725/07/07

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