Artificial Intelligence and Geometric Reasoning in Manufacturing Technology

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John R. Dixon

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003

Clive L. Dym

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003

Appl. Mech. Rev 39(9), 1325-1330 (Sep 01, 1986) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3149521 History: Online June 12, 2009


This article presents a brief review of the current literature on the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, and especially expert (knowledge-based) systems, to manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on geometric representation and reasoning in design as an aid to manufacturing. Also discussed are applications of AI to process planning and design, process control, assembly, and other phases of manufacturing.

Copyright © 1986 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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