Rehmnert, R., Sandahl, K., and Granstedt, O. (1985). Knowledge Organization in an Expert System for Spot-Welding Robot Configuration. Technical Report LiTH-IDA-R-85-10, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden. Also in Proc. of the 5th Int. Workshop on Expert Systems and Their Applications, Avignon, 1985. (bibtex),
Abstract: The GARMAN project (sales support for spot-welding robot configuration) was carried out in cooperation between ASEA, the largest Swedish manufacturer of electrical equipment and one of the world leaders in manufacturing of industry robots, and Linköping University. The main task of the system is to support a sales engineer in the configuration of a spot-welding robot. Important aspects are to ensure that relevant and complete information is acquired from the customer, to suggest a suitable combination of equipment and to verify that electrical and mechanical constraints are satisfied. Additional complications arise from the fact that customer preferences must be taken into account and that equipment from different vendors has to be fitted together. The EMYCIN system from Stanford was used as the basic tool to realize the current prototype system, although significant parts of the problem were solved directly in Lisp, mainly because initial assumptions regarding parameter value may have to be relaxed.
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