Title: Fuzzy volumes, principles and applications

Authors: Khaled Benfriha, Ameziane Aoussat

Addresses: Laboratoire CPI, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Metiers, 151, Boulevard de l’hopital, 75013 Paris, France. ' Laboratoire CPI, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Metiers, 151, Boulevard de l’hopital, 75013 Paris, France

Abstract: The 3D simulation of objects in an evolutionist environment is hard to implement when we consider the amount of parameters and the high cost of computer resources. These facts bring us to introduce the notion of associated fuzzy volumes. This concept is based on the fuzzy geometry principles, which can be used in production with robot assistance. The technique is the associating to complex objects and their environment some fuzzy volumes, constitute of peaks network (points positioned in 3D) in which these points are situated around an object or on its surface in order to approach a target object. With the algorithm developed in this paper, which is based on a genetic algorithm, it is possible to detect interference during the simulation time. The industrial manipulator is used as first application of this technology, the second application is the NC machining.

Keywords: fuzzy geometry; fuzzy volumes; interferences; peaks network; industrial manipulators; genetic algorithms; NC machining; robots.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2004.004153

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2004 Vol.20 No.4, pp.137 - 151

Published online: 31 Mar 2004 *

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