Basic concepts of Artificial intelligence and expert systems - System Components - System architecture and Data flow – System Operations

Knowledge based systems - knowledge representation – knowledge acquisition and optimization - Knowledge based approaches to design mechanical parts and mechansims and design for automated assembly

Knowledge based system for material selection – Intelligent process planning system.

Intelligent system for equipment selection - Intelligent system for project management & factory monitoring. Scheduling in manufacturing – scheduling the shop floor – Diagnosis & trouble shooting

The role of Artificial Intelligence in the factory of the future – Intelligent systems.


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