Detecting and Resolving Errors in Manufacturing Systems
Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
Any system designed to perform a manufacturing task must have ways of detecting and recovering from errors. Timely detection of anomalies in the behavior of the system is essential for its continuous safe operation. This involves preventing or minimizing the occurrence of faults through robust design, detecting abnormal conditions, isolating faults, and finding ways of maintaining safe operation despite the presence of faults. The manufacturing environment is often sufficiently uncertain and dynamic, and the manufacturing systems are sufficiently complex to make detection and recovery from errors a major task. The purpose of this symposium is to analyze these issues and propose how to create manufacturing systems able to achieve their tasks despite unpredicted contingencies.
The symposium intends to maintain a balance between theoretical issues and more practical descriptions of implemented systems. There will be invited talks, sessions of contributed papers, and panel discussions. The emphasis will be on discussing issues and approaches not simply on presenting papers.