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Intelligent systems in manufacturing: current developments and future prospects

Farid Meziane (The University of Salford, UK)
Sunil Vadera (The University of Salford, UK)
Khairy Kobbacy (The University of Salford, UK)
Nathan Proudlove (The University of Salford, UK)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Article publication date: 1 July 2000



Global competition and rapidly changing customer requirements are demanding increasing changes in manufacturing environments. Enterprises are required to constantly redesign their products and continuously reconfigure their manufacturing systems. Traditional approaches to manufacturing systems do not fully satisfy this new situation. Many authors have proposed that artificial intelligence (AI) will bring the flexibility and efficiency needed by manufacturing systems. This paper is a review of AI techniques used in manufacturing systems. The paper first defines the components of a simplified intelligent manufacturing systems (IMS), the different AI techniques to be considered and then shows how these AI techniques are used for the components of IMS.



Meziane, F., Vadera, S., Kobbacy, K. and Proudlove, N. (2000), "Intelligent systems in manufacturing: current developments and future prospects", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 218-238.




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