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Programming in the architecture for agile assembly

J. Gowdy, A.A. Rizzi
Proceedings 1999 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.99CH36288C)  
The goal of the Architecture for Agile Assembly AAA is to enable rapid deployment and recon guration of automated assembly systems through the use of cooperating, modular, robust, robotic agents.  ...  Thus, the structure of agent programs is carefully designed to allow packaging of all the information necessary for coordinated execution when downloaded to a physical agent.  ...  The authors would like to thank Ralph Hollis, Arthur Quaid, Zack Butler, and Patrick Muir for their invaluable work on the project and support for this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.1999.774070 dblp:conf/icra/GowdyR99 fatcat:k4asptximve33n4mzwis5v4m2a

Evaluation of process control architectures for agile manufacturing systems

Bernhard Wallner, Thomas Trautner, Florian Pauker, Burkhard Kittl
2021 Procedia CIRP  
The aim is to cluster these products in new assembly oriented product families for the optimization of existing assembly lines and the creation of future reconfigurable assembly systems.  ...  One major aspect for realizing such systems is a flexible control architecture for orchestration of machine tending tasks.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partially supported and funded by the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2021.03.091 fatcat:7j3nyw7tvvddnk6hazbdut5gqm

Design lessons for building agile manufacturing systems

W.S. Newman, A. Podgurski, R.D. Quinn, F.L. Merat, M.S. Branicky, N.A. Barendt, G.C. Causey, E.L. Haaser, Yoohwan Kim, J. Swaminathan, V.B. Velasco
2000 IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation  
We review both our physical and software design choices and make recommendations for the design of agile manufacturing systems.  ...  This paper summarizes results of a five-year, multidisciplinary, university-industry collaborative effort investigating design issues in agile manufacturing.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the following current or former faculty and students who contributed substantially to the agile manufacturing project: L. Sterling, S. Kim  ... 
doi:10.1109/70.850641 fatcat:6bqgeeloxvghjodz55bfcyqhxe

An agile manufacturing workcell design

1997 IIE Transactions  
We de®ne agile manufacturing as the ability to accomplish rapid changeover from the assembly of one product to the assembly of a dierent product.  ...  This paper introduces a design for agile manufacturing workcells intended for light mechanical assembly of products made from similar components (i.e., parts families).  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program (CAMP) through the Center of Automation and Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR) and the Case School of Engineering  ... 
doi:10.1080/07408179708966410 fatcat:sgychp7hczatnerylektstgqaa

A review of agile manufacturing systems

Luis M. Sanchez, Rakesh Nagi
2001 International Journal of Production Research  
About a decade ago, the agile manufacturing paradigm was formulated in response to the constantly changing'new economy' and as a basis for returning to global competitiveness.  ...  In this paper, we review a wide range of recent literature on agile manufacturing.  ...  Sanchez acknowledges the support of The National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) and The Tecnolo gico de Monterrey campus Leo n.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207540110068790 fatcat:hfv7hwpnfvh5xjuma4l7vm6nsa

Configuration Issues and Efforts for Configuring Agile Approaches-Situational based Method Engineering

Rinky Dwivedi
2013 International Journal of Computer Applications  
In such dynamic situations the developers are required to use dynamic approaches for software development.  ...  The agile methodology provides dynamic methods such as extreme programming, scrum, feature driven approach and dynamic system development method.  ...  In Architecture phase, the architecture of the system is designed on the basis of definition developed in the planning phase.  ... 
doi:10.5120/10021-4941 fatcat:5pvfjkreezeize36szczzgjvpi

Agile Development - BSSw Fellowship Overview.pdf [article]

Damian Rouson
An overview of the activities and outcomes of my 2020 Better Scientific Software Fellowship focused on introducing agile software development with an emphasis on reaching a broad audience, including historically  ...  Document format Custom Markdown LaTeX elements for equations and tables. BibTeX for references In-scope acceptance is the goal.  ...  Write the minimal passing code. Assemble integration tests.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14138402.v1 fatcat:avgaoilwyza55hgeo6a7mvx44m

A Framework for Model Driven Transformation Engineering towards Software Architecture and Performance

Ahmad Mateen, Alia Tabassum
2016 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Executable models are assembled to increase the level of consideration, quality and efficiency.  ...  This paper presents a different experience and application of defining and implementing an Agile Development Process (ADP) using Model Driven Architecture (MDA) series.  ...  In this manner, the use of suitable architectural styles for the outline of programming frameworks is a task [9] .  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2016908959 fatcat:swokj5674vgidiwaqutj3s6xf4

Architecture in an agile world

Steven Fraser, Ethan Hadar, Irit Hadar, Dennis Mancl, Grenville (Randy) Miller, Bill Opdyke
2009 Proceeding of the 24th ACM SIGPLAN conference companion on Object oriented programming systems languages and applications - OOPSLA '09  
The panel will address questions of interest that include: How are architecture practices applied in a world where 'agile' must co-exist with more traditional sequential processes and the scale and scope  ...  This panel will explore the apparent dichotomy of agilecentric and architecture-centric approaches to software development.  ...  Thus, we might finish the project, but not as intended. Can large components be assembled in a structured agile manner, rather than opportunistically?  ... 
doi:10.1145/1639950.1640041 dblp:conf/oopsla/FraserHHMMO09 fatcat:s6qwpyp5bfggxlgbdsdsbnoryq

9.3.2 Agile Aircraft Installation Architecture In a Quick Reaction Capability Environment

Jason Boss, Rick Dove
2010 INCOSE International Symposium  
This paper focuses on a combined architecture for secondary power distribution, structural support, and environmental control that directly supports a mission system installation in a military acquisition  ...  Many of the programs that demand extensive changes are also demanding quick reaction capability, or QRC.  ...  In a QRC program, schedule is paramount. Based on the example above, Figure 8 illustrates the schedule advantages of an agile architecture over a more traditional architecture.  ... 
doi:10.1002/j.2334-5837.2010.tb01132.x fatcat:ob3qfuwoqne7zi2wunw2bmkbfa

Minifactory: a precision assembly system adaptable to the product life cycle

Patrick F. Muir, Alfred A. Rizzi, Jay W. Gowdy, Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, San Murugesan, Odo Struger, Gerfried Zeichen
1997 Architectures, Networks, and Intelligent Systems for Manufacturing Integration  
, our physical instantiation of this architecture for the assembly of precision electro-mechanical devices.  ...  We are developing two concepts to enable manufacturers to more readily achieve this goal: the Agile Assembly Architecture (AAA), an abstract framework for distributed modular automation; and minifactory  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grants DMI-9523156 and DMI-9527190, and the CMU Engineering Design Research Center.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.294420 fatcat:cozwfp7j3fa7xlkeyjxms2sohu

IT support of mechatronic networks: A brief survey

Luis Ribeiro, Goncalo Candido, Jose Barata, Steffen Schuetz, Andreas Hofmann
2011 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics  
MAS architecture for reconfiguration of equipment modules driven by a set of production requirements defined in a Assembly system design ontology; spec ification of a new agent model to address the specific  ...  Deployment encompasses in a first step the instantiation of executable code in a specific controller and in a second phase changing the hosted functionalities without the need for re programming or machine  ... 
doi:10.1109/isie.2011.5984428 fatcat:ynul62wtffdfdgsog6xiqffuqa

Product Line Engineering in Large-Scale Lean and Agile Software Product Development Environments - Towards a Hybrid Approach to Decentral Control and Managed Reuse

Benjamin Blau, Tobias Hildenbrand
2011 2011 Sixth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security  
For instance, agile methods such as Extreme Programming propose late architectural decisions and frequent refactoring, while others suggest an "architectural runway" as infrastructure for a certain set  ...  Despite the fact that lean and agile software development has become mainstream recently, especially for larger-scale organizations building complex products, the methodology leaves many architectural  ...  Moreover, concrete agile techniques such as test-driven development (TDD), pair programming, and continuous integration, e.g. defined in Extreme Programming (XP), guide the implementation of lean and agile  ... 
doi:10.1109/ares.2011.66 dblp:conf/IEEEares/BlauH11 fatcat:kai6o7mg6nb6blx2bcst4h2ch4

Integrating Agile Practices into Software Engineering Courses

Gregory W. Hislop, Michael J. Lutz, J. Fernando Naveda, W. Michael McCracken, Nancy R. Mead, Laurie A. Williams
2002 Computer Science Education  
Educators must assess the value and applicability of these emerging agile practices and decide what role they have in software engineering curricula.  ...  This paper provides a brief overview of several agile methodologies, including a discussion of evaluative research of agile practices in academia.  ...  Engineers can design a process to assemble the car; they can specify an order of assembly and actions on the part of the assembly-line workers, machines and robots.  ... 
doi:10.1076/csed. fatcat:fhq7p66yvnb57biuwzpkojrmsy

Towards Tool Support for Situational Engineering of Agile Methodologies

Zahra Shakeri Hossein Abad, Mahsa Hasani Sadi, Raman Ramsin
2010 2010 Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference  
We provide a basis for the application of assembly-based situational method engineering to the development of bespoke agile methodologies.  ...  This has resulted in the advent of Situational Method Engineering (SME) approaches, which are used for developing software methodologies that are tailored to fit the specific circumstances of the project  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We wish to thank Iran Telecommunications Research Center (ITRC) for sponsoring this research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/apsec.2010.45 dblp:conf/apsec/AbadSR10 fatcat:ss7p7p6ykvalhgahqeglb5qs4q
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