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JRM Vol.17 No.1 pp. 27-35
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2005.p0027
(2005)

Paper:

Development of Cellular Manufacturing System Based on Movable Cells

Yoshiki Shimomura*, Fabio Noriyuki Takada**,
and Tetsuo Tomiyama***

*Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan

**GRUPO LIBERCON, Av. Paulista, 807 - 25o Andar - Cerqueira Cesar Sao Paulo - SP - Brasil - CEP: 01311-915

***Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands

Received:
June 30, 2004
Accepted:
December 6, 2004
Published:
February 20, 2005
Keywords:
cellular machine, autonomous distributed, manufacturing system, intelligent system, soft machinery
Abstract

In contrast to current highly centralized systems, we propose cellular machines, which are mechanical systems consisting of a minimum kind of autonomous distributed intelligent units, called cells, with no central control. We introduce the concept of movable cells to improve robustness against faults and flexibility of a previous system. We discuss the development of new cellular manufacturing system consisting of movable cells by introducing functional expandability and hardware prototyping results.

Cite this article as:
Yoshiki Shimomura, Fabio Noriyuki Takada, and
and Tetsuo Tomiyama, “Development of Cellular Manufacturing System Based on Movable Cells,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.17, No.1, pp. 27-35, 2005.
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