Model and inferencing mechanism for spatial reasoning with manufactured components

Erik J. Johnson, Michael M. Marefat

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This paper presents a qualitative spatial model for manufactured components capable of supporting systematic spatial inferencing about the component. The model incorporates the features of the component as well as mathematical spatial relationships between the features. With the incorporation of these spatial relationships, the model is capable of supporting spatial inferencing tasks of benefit to the planning phases of manufacturing. As one example spatial inferencing task, this paper describes how to find the multiple interpretations of a component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2515-2521
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA. Part 3 (of 4) - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: Apr 20 1997Apr 25 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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