QUALITATIVE MODELS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN AUTONOMOUS HYDRAULIC PRESS MACHINE

G. Garani∗ and G.K. Adam∗

Keywords

Control algorithm, qualitative modelling, simulation

Abstract

An important goal in advanced manufacturing research is the ability to construct efficient autonomous machines. In this paper, the design, construction and operation of an autonomous mobile hydraulic press machine are discussed. This machine automates the production of moulded concrete elements for architectural and building projects. The research demonstrates how the design of a state-of-the-art industrial mechatronic system can be facilitated by using qualitative modelling and simulation from artificial intelligence. The research further demonstrates how an efficient knowledge-based control algorithm for operating the machine can be derived from a qualitative modelling exercise.

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