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Evaluation of Component-Based Reconfigurable Machine Controllers



S Kolla, John L. Michaloski, William G. Rippey


The lack of interoperability and integration standards is severely hindering manufacturing productivity. To address this problem, a General Motion Control (GMC) Testbed has been developed at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with one of its goals to validate the Open Modular Architecture Controller (OMAC) interface specification for reconfigurable, plug-and-play open-architecture controllers. The GMC validation testbed was built using Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) components. This paper will review software programming issues and the use of Microsoft COM in the development of machine control components. Strategies and tests of COM programming for a controller will be discussed.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the World Automation Congress (WAC) 2002
Vo. 14
Conference Dates
June 9-13, 2002
Conference Location
Orlando, FL, USA
Conference Title
International Symposium on Robotics & Applications (ISORA)


4D/RCS, autonomous mobile robots, autonomous mobile robots, autonomous mobile robots, Autonomous vehicle, collaboration, collaboration, collaboration, component, component, component, control, control, control, cost map, Demo III, Finite State Machine, Finite State Machine, Finite State Machine, graph search, hierarchical world model, knowledge representation, knowledge representation, knowledge representation, machine, machine, machine, mapping, mapping, mapping, module, module, module, motion, motion, motion, open architecture, open architecture, open architecture, path planning, performance metrics, performance metrics, performance metrics, planning, planning, planning, sensory perception, sensory perception, sensory perception, standard, standard, standard


Kolla, S. , Michaloski, J. and Rippey, W. (2002), Evaluation of Component-Based Reconfigurable Machine Controllers, Proceedings of the World Automation Congress (WAC) 2002, Orlando, FL, USA, [online], (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created June 12, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021