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The Application of Automated Planning to Machine Tool Calibration

Parkinson, Simon, Longstaff, Andrew P., Crampton, Andrew and Gregory, Peter (2012) The Application of Automated Planning to Machine Tool Calibration. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. ICAPS 2012 . AAAI Press, California, USA, pp. 216-224. ISBN 978-1-57735-562-5

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    Engineering companies working with machine tools will often
    be required to calibrate those machines to international
    standards. The calibration process requires various errors in
    the machine to be measured by a skilled expert. In addition to
    conducting the tests, the engineer must also plan the order in
    which the tests should take place, and also which instruments
    should be used to perform each test. It is critical to find as
    short a calibration plan as possible so that the machine is not
    out of service for too long.
    In this work, automated planning is applied to the problem of
    generating machine tool calibration plans. Given a description
    of a machine, and its various axes, we produce a calibration
    plan that minimises the time taken to measure all of the
    errors of a machine. We also consider the case when there
    is not enough time to test all errors of the machine, and the
    calibration plan must maximise the importance of the set of
    errors tested in the limited time available.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering > Centre for Precision Technologies
    School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group > Knowledge Engineering and Intelligent Interfaces
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    Depositing User: Peter Gregory
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2012 13:58
    Last Modified: 17 Jul 2012 13:58

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