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Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems (CIMDS)
The Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890
Past Projects [Current Projects]
A-Match, the interface to the RETSINA Matchmaker, provides a web interface for users to advertise their agents, customize agents, find other agents, and query them.
AFOSR PRET: Information Fusion for Command and Control: The Translation of Raw Data To Actionable Knowledge and Decision
We are conducting a multidisciplinary research effort to develop the next generation of information fusion systems.
AMC Barrelmaster Scheduling
Integrated management of airlift and tanker missions at the USAF Air Mobility Command.
Activelets: Web-Based Planning and Scheduling Services
We are developing planning, scheduling and user interface components that enable real-time collaborative planning and scheduling by mobile decision agents.
Adaptive Web-Based Information Gathering and Filtering
Agent Storm
Agent Storm is a scenario where agents autonomously coordinate their team-oriented roles and actions while executing a mission.
Agent Transaction Language for Advertising Services
A DAML-based language for advertising and locating agents, ontologies, and other Web entities.
Agent-based Composition of Behavioral Models
This project focuses on accurately modeling human physical behaviors; these models are used 1) to create computer generated forces (CGFs) that exhibit human-like behavior and 2) to recognize physical behaviors performed by trainees in a MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) team training simulation.
Aircraft Maintenance
A wearable software system that uses RETSINA agents to assist in the process of documenting and making repairs to aircraft.
Generation of coordinated multimedia (natural language and information graphics) explanations from large and complex data sets.
Autonomous NonDestructive Inspector
Eddy current inspection of aircraft, precursor to CIMP
Backgage Hardware
Barrier-Based Stereoscopic Image Display System
variations on time-multiplexed parallax panoramagrams
Bend Sequence Planner
Finds the best sequence of bending operations and repositionings of the part in the robot gripper to make a bent sheet metal part.
BendCad Modeler
Sheet metal design system for the Intelligent Bending Workstation
Case based scheduling.
Concurrent Engineering
CORTES is an integrated framework for production planning, scheduling and control (PSC). CORTES uses Constrained Heuristic Search to make PSC decisions.
Case-based Design Tool
Case-based design using influence graphs.
Computer-Assisted Seating System
investigate the relationship between seating surface shape and soft tissue distortion using direct measurements
Cooperative Attack Munition Real Time Assessment
We are developing the algorithms required to achieve cohesive, flexible and robust coordination of large teams of autonomous Wide Area Search Munitions (WASMs) that can be controlled by a small number of human operators.
Coordinated Reactive Agents
Problem solving through Coordinated Reactive Agents.
The DARPA COORDINATORS program defines a challenging multi-agent application, with agents operating in a highly dynamic environment, where no agent has a complete view of the problem.
Crown Inspection Mobile Platform
Remote enhanced stereo visual inspection of aircraft
We are developing DAML as part of the Semantic Web initiative.
Daml-S (Semantic) Matchmaker
We have developed our Semantic Matchmaker, an entity that will allow web services to locate other services, using DAML-S, a DAML-based language for describing service capabilities.
Dirk's "J" Toolkit
Custom JAVA toolkit, user-interface for DITOPS/OZONE
We are developing an autoconfiguration mechanism for agents and infrastructures.
Distributed Coordination of Resources
This project is investigating the issues associated with multi-agent resource coordination.
Dynamics of Complex Engineered Societies
in this project, researchers deal with scaling of the evolutionary search
Electronic Commerce
Enterprise Integration for Global Manufacture for the 21st Century
An industrial project aimed at creating the new processes and technologies for managing and operating global manufacturing businesses in the dynamic market environment of the 21st century.
Fine Motion Planner
The fine-motion planner computes a sequence of robot moves to safely unload the workpiece from the bending machine.
Fine Motion Planning for Assembly
Fine Motion Planning for Mobile Robots in Large Structure Assembly
Generating Explanatory Captions for Information Graphics
Grasping Planner
Sheet metal grasp planning for the Intelligent Bending Workstation.
HSTS Space Observatory Scheduler
HSTS has been developed and applied principally in the context of space-based observatory scheduling problems.
Headlamp Light Distribution Mapping
headlamp light distribution project for General Motors
IBM ITA: Human-Agent Teamwork Models
We are developing models of human-agent teamwork for implementation in software agent systems.
Integrated Planning and Scheduling
We are investigating the development of techniques for tighter integration of planning and scheduling processes.
Integrated Process Planning/Production Scheduling
A blackboard-based agent architecture for supporting mixed-initiative decision-making and integration functionalities.
Integrating Intelligent Assistants into Human Teams (Joccasta)
A multi-disciplinary research project designed to increase the effectiveness of team decision making in joint planning tasks.
Intelligent Combinatorial Optimization
We are developing adaptive mechanisms to speed up Simulated Annealing search.
Intelligent Frame Buffer
A ring of networked computers, each of which has the ability to write to the same screen in real time.
Interoperability of Future Information Systems
We are developing techniques to help users diagnose and remedy network interoperability problems.
Language for Advertisement and Request for Knowledge Sharing
A common agent capability description language (ACDL) for matching service-requesting software agents with service-providing software agents.
We are developing MIGSOCK, a Linux kernel module that re-implements TCP to make socket migration possible.
Supply chain management
A middle agent that facilitates conections among agents that provide services and agents that request services.
Micro-Opportunistic Scheduling
Work involving Micro-Boss: a dynamic finite capacity scheduling tool for supporting efficient just-in-time operation in complex manufacturing environments subject to rapidly changing conditions.
Mobile Communications amongst Heterogeneous Agents
We are developing a multi-agent system for "Anyware" communications and display.
A software environment for route planning and team coordination.
Motion Planner
Nesting Project
Configurable/mixed-initiative scheduling systems
Object Systems for Knowledge Representation
We have developed object systems that help us use frame-like features in our software.
A framework for intelligent computer-supported conflict resolution through negotiation/mediation.
Planning and Coordination in Virtual Extended Enterprises
A blackboard-based agent architecture for supporting flexible multi-level lateral and vertical planning and coordination functionalities across extended and virtual enterprises.
A project aimed at developing methods for automating negotiation among agents and implementing effective machine learning techniques.
Product Decomposition
a method of decomposing sheet-metal products into a few, easily manufactured parts
RETSINA Configuration Manager
We present the RETSINA Configuration Manager, RECoMa, which uses agent infrastructure to assist the multi-agent system administrator in allocating, launching, and monitoring a heterogeneous distributed agent system.
RETSINA Semantic Web Calendar Agent
We are Retsina Semantic Web Calendar Agent to assist in organizing and scheduling meetings between several individuals, and coordinating these meetings based on existing schedules maintained by MS Outlook.
Reflective Agents with Distributed Adaptive Reasoning
The focus of the RADAR project is to build a cognitive assistant that embodies machine learning technology that is able to function without requiring expert tuning or specially trained users.
Reusable Environment for Task Structured Intelligent Network Agents
An architecture for developing distributed intelligent software agents that cooperate asynchronously to perform goal-directed information retrieval and information integration in support of a varie
Scheduling and Visualization
This project is investigating the development of next-generation environments for collaborative analysis and management of large-scale schedules.
Selective Dynamic Manipulation
A paradigm for interacting with visualizations that is based on the notion of physicalization, which uses the metaphor of creating ""physical"" objects to represent abstract data objects
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis
The development of tools and techniques that enable modeling and analysis of emerging supply chain management strategies and practices.
System for Automated Graphics and Explanation
Mixed-initiative presentation system that supports visualization creation
Satellite visibility forecaster
Three Camera Video & Synthesis
create high-definition stereoscopic images from one high-resolution color camera and two low-resolution monochrome cameras
Vehicle Sound Pattern Recognition
Vehicular and "tap test" sound recognition
Prototype software environment for exploring and visualizing large amounts of diverse information
Visual Query Environment
VQE provides direct-manipulation database queries for operating on many objects at once.
The WARREN system is a multi-agent application that is designed to help users monitor and manage their financial portfolio.
Integration of Case-based and Model-based design
A personal agent for World-Wide Web browsing that enhances searches and learns user interests.
Weld Sequence Planning
Many manufacturing processes require considerable setup time and offer a large potential for schedule compression. For example, Pratt&Miller Inc. constructed a military spec HMMWV welded spaceframe with best-practice methods, this took 89 billable hours — cutting square tubes, preparing them for welding, and then performing the final welding tasks to build the structure. On analysis, we discovered that the time actually spent on constructive processes was only 3% (slightly over two hours) of that total. Thus 97% of the overall time can potentially be eliminated. We built a system to exploit this opportunity that includes a welding robot, an augmented reality projection system and a laser displacement sensor. To test the system, we fabricated a custom variant of a HMMWV welded spaced frame where pre-process tasks were automated: BOM acquisition, component preparation, sequence planning, weld parameter optimization, fixture planning, workpiece localization and finally automated work assignments were delegated to a robot and a person. In the end, we were able to make the custom welded product nearly 9x faster than was previously possible. This achievement also translates economically to the bottom line because the cost of raw materials was only 6% of the total costs. This talk will highlight the technical achievements that made this possible.