This paper will present some new theories such as biological manufacturing system, the fractal factory theory, holonic manufacturing systems, agile manufacturing, object orientation, multi-agent theory, artificial intelligence, and artificial life in the context of manufacturing systems. The objective of the paper is to show how these theories can contribute to develop the new concepts that are required for controlling the manufacturing systems of the future. Thereafter it will present the potential for improvement of the manufacturing system by introduction and implementation of these theories. The paper tries to encapsulate the main area of my Ph.D. thesis research which will evolve around the idea of integrating intelligent elements into the control systems of the manufacturing systems. Furthermore it intends to show how the curriculum and discussions of the IPS Ph.D. course will and have contributed to my research. The research will concentrate on integration of manufacturing units by use of intelligent control mechanisms, information technology and the material handling as the key integrators.
|Title of host publication||New Concepts and Theories For Intelligent Control of Cellular Manufacturing Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
|Event||Nordic-Baltic Summer School on Engineering Applications of
Artificial Intelligence - Talin, Estonia|
Duration: 1 Jan 1996 → …
|Conference||Nordic-Baltic Summer School on Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence|
|Period||01/01/1996 → …|