Automatic generation of control system software for flexible manufacturing systems

S. Joshi, R. A. Wysk, E. G. Mettala

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Presents a systematic approach to automate the development of control software for flexible manufacturing cells at the cell, workstation and equipment controller level. A functional architecture and context-free grammars are proposed as the formal basis, and the FMS system is controlled as a by-product of recognizing context-free grammars. Sematic actions associated with the productions in the grammars provide the required control actions. The underlying system architecture, along with the physical, system and functional models are presented for the various components of the FMS. Implementation issues of the proposed approach are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number183990
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Event24th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1991 - Kauai, United States
Duration: Jan 8 1991Jan 11 1991


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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