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A Cell Control System for the AMRF



Albert T. Jones, Charles R. McLean


A research facility is being established at the National Bureau of Standards to develop a small batch manufacturing system to support study and experimentation in automated metrology and interface standards for the computer integrated factory of the future. At present, this facility physically consists of two machining centers, a material transfer system, and the computer hardware/software necessary to run each center. This paper describes the first attempt to control and integrate these systems via a cell level control system which was designed using hierarchical task decomposition and real-time sensory-interactive control techniques developed for robot control at NBS.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 1984 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference
Conference Location


AMRF, hardware, sensory-interactive, cell level control system


Jones, A. and McLean, C. (1984), A Cell Control System for the AMRF, Proceedings of the 1984 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference, , USA (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created April 30, 1984, Updated October 12, 2021