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IEEE SMC'99 Conference Proceedings. 1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Cat. No.99CH37028)
Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), which avoids the critical assumption that the performance parameters are mutually independent, appears as an effective decision tool for the robot selection problem. However, a robust robot selection procedure necessitates the consideration of both quantitative criteria such as cost and engineering attributes, and qualitative criteria, e.g. vendor-related attributes, in the decision process. Qualitative attributes may be indicated by using linguistic variablesdoi:10.1109/icsmc.1999.814242 fatcat:2a5bhfc7sfgojogenf3gsd6wma