Integration framework for intelligent manufacturing processes

Ming Rao, James T. Luxhoj

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In this article, we describe a new approach to applying distributed artificial intelligence techniques to manufacturing processes. The construction of intelligent systems is one of the most important techniques among artificial intelligence research. Our goal is to develop an integrated intelligent system for real time manufacturing processes. An integrated intelligent system is a large knowledge integration environment that consists of several symbolic reasoning systems (expert systems) and numerical computation packages. These software programs are controlled by a meta-system which manages the selection, operation and communication of these programs. A meta-system can be implemented in different language environments and applied to many disciplines. This new architecture can serve as a universal configuration to develop high performance intelligent systems for many complicated industrial applications in real world domains.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Distributed artificial intelligence
  • integration
  • meta-system

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