Application of a blackboard framework to a cooperative fixture design system

Utpal Roy, Jianmin Liao

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Abstract

An approach based on artificial intelligence techniques is proposed to develop an automated fixturing system that can interpret the semantic information of features of a 3-D object, created in a computer-aided design system, and suggest the possible clamping conditions on the object. This paper reports the preliminary work that investigates the suitability of using a blackboard framework as a problem-solving model to realize such a system. It describes the creation of functional knowledge sources (KSs)(for fixture design) in detail and demonstrates their applications in a cooperative problem solving environment. A preliminary system architecture implemented in the GBB blackboard system has been presented in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-81
Number of pages15
JournalComputers in Industry
Volume37
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 30 1998

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Keywords

  • Blackboard system
  • Cooperative reasoning
  • Fixture design
  • GBB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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