Journal of Computer Science

DEVELOPMENT OF A FUZZY-SIMULATION MODEL OF SCHEDULING ROBOTIC FLEXIBLE ASSEMBLY CELLS

Khalid Abd, Kazem Abhary and Romeo Marian

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.1761.1768

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 12

Pages 1761-1768

Abstract

Due to the complexity of scheduling flexible manufacturing systems, the generation of production schedules requires an intelligent technique. Many artificial intelligence techniques such as fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms and neural networks have been successfully applied to the scheduling of advanced manufacturing systems. One such system is Robotic Flexible Assembly Cells (RFACs). Few studies have addressed the problem of scheduling RFACs. The major limitation is that these studies are limited to the assembly of only one product type. The objective of this study is to propose a new intelligent model of scheduling RFACs in a multi-product assembly environment, using fuzzy logic.

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© 2013 Khalid Abd, Kazem Abhary and Romeo Marian. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.