ANCHOR INSPECTOR

Intended and unintended effects of a graphics-oriented expert system

Eric Winchester Stein, Douglas G. Evans

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Abstract

Expert systems are not generally used for tasks involving the analysis of perceptual information such as the inspection of parts coming off an assembly line. However, a human-machine system consisting of an expert system and a human inspector together can provide an economical and effective solution to this problem. This paper discusses the design, development, and implementation of ANCHOR INSPECTOR, a graphics-oriented expert system, in a small medical device manufacturing company. Serving as a trainer and assistant, the system was successful in reducing labor costs attributed to experts at the company. Interestingly, information gathered by the expert system supported a decision that resulted in the redesign of the manufacturing process, which eventually led to the obsolescence of the expert system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-113
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Expert systems
Man machine systems
Obsolescence
Industry
Inspection
Personnel
Costs

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence

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In: Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.01.1995, p. 103-113.

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