A formal approach to include a human material handler in a CIM system

Bertan Altuntas, Richard A. Wysk, Ling Rothrock

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Humans in automatic shop floor control systems must mimic detailed responses normally transmitted via control computers making the human interaction painful. The introduction of a human in a manufacturing system as a hybrid material handler and transporter provides unlimited possibilities regarding the accessibility of product flow between system resources. This paper discusses the formal modeling specifics required for the control of such a shop floor and introduces a basic formal model for the hybrid controller. The paper concludes with an example implementation and discusses issues related to human factors of the controller design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventIIE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2004 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: May 15 2004May 19 2004


OtherIIE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHouston, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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