Title: Object-oriented technologies for automated manufacturing systems development

Authors: K.L. Mak, H.Y.K. Lau, S.T.W. Wong

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Abstract: The study presents a detailed survey on the current state-of-the-art object-oriented methodologies and representation methods in the development of complex automated manufacturing systems (AMSs). The study focuses on the suitability and usability of these methodologies, with a view to solving the complex problem of system analysis and design by modelling and prototyping. The results obtained from this study are expected to facilitate the appropriate selection of object-oriented techniques for the development of AMSs, and also to provide guidance to system engineers that adopt object-orientation as a tool for building manufacturing systems.

Keywords: automated manufacturing system (AMS); object-oriented technology (OOT); system specification; prototyping.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1999.000211

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1999 Vol.12 No.2/3/4/5, pp.268-280

Available online: 13 Jul 2003 *

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