Title: Supervisory control framework for collaborative virtual manufacturing
Author: Houshang Darabi, Pat Banerjee, Shun Liang
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 3031 Engineering Research Facility, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA.
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 3029 Engineering Research Facility, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA.
Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, 851 S. Morgan Street, Room 1120 SEO, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Abstract: The control of Virtual Reality (VR) systems has been a challenge for the designers and implementers of such systems. In most cases the designed systems are very complex, therefore investigating their properties and measuring their performances are very difficult if not impossible. To date there is no formal method which can be used to design control of these systems and which at the same time provides the control performance measures and the properties of interest. In this paper, based on finite automaton analysis, a Supervisory Control (SC) approach for design modelling and implementation of a VR program is presented. The computational advantages gained by this approach are discussed, among which, two main advantages are reducing the size of the computational state space and reducing the number of system resource scans.
Keywords: supervisory control; collaborative virtual manufacturing; finite automaton analysis; virtual reality; VR.
Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2006 Vol.1, No.4, pp.429 - 445
Available online: 18 Jul 2006