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Title: An ontology for the definition and validation of assembly processes for evolvable assembly systems
Authors: Lohse, Niels
Hirani, Hitendra
Ratchev, S.
Turitto, Michele
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: LOHSE, N. ...et al., 2005. An ontology for the definition and validation of assembly processes for evolvable assembly systems. Presented at the 6th IEEE Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning: From Nano to Macro Assembly and Manufacturing, (ISATP 2005), Montreal, Canada, 19-21st July, pp. 242-247.
Abstract: Assembly forms eighty per cent of the cost of manufacturing a product and this is where the greatest competitive advantage can be gained as assembly has not been fully understood in the research community. This paper reports on the development of a specification ontology to describe assembly processes at a level where they can be mapped to individual assembly modules. The ontology is an extension of the process specification language (PSL) defined by NIST. The developed ontology is applied to an existing case to demonstrate the capabilities. It is believed that the development of this ontology will lead to the opening of further channels for research in modular control and modular assembly processes, which are building blocks for evolvable assembly systems
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Sponsor: The reported work is partially funded by the Department of Trade and Industry in the United Kingdom as part of the EUREKA Factory E!2851 E-RACE project.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/ISATP.2005.1511480
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25324
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISATP.2005.1511480
ISBN: 0780390806
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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