Application of Fuzzy Logic to Multi-Objective Scheduling Problems in Robotic Flexible Assembly Cells
Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems
Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages: 34-41
Received: May 29, 2013; Published: Jun. 20, 2013
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Khalid Abd, School of Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes 5095, South Australia; School of Industrial Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
Kazem Abhary, School of Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes 5095, South Australia
Romeo Marian, School of Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes 5095, South Australia
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Abstract
This paper is aimed at developing a methodology to solve a multi-objective problem in robotic flexible assembly cells. The proposed methodology is based on three main steps: (1) scheduling of the RFACs using different common rules, (2) normalisation of the scheduling outcomes, and (3) selection of the optimal scheduling rules, using a fuzzy inference system. In this paper, four rules, namely short processing time, long processing time, earlier due date and random, are examined. Four objectives are considered simultaneously: scheduling length, total transportation time, utilisation rate and workload rate. A realistic case study is provided for demonstrating applicability of the suggested methodology. The results show that the methodology is practical and works in RFACs settings.
Keywords
Assembly Cells, Scheduling Rules, Fuzzy Logic, Robotics
To cite this article
Khalid Abd, Kazem Abhary, Romeo Marian, Application of Fuzzy Logic to Multi-Objective Scheduling Problems in Robotic Flexible Assembly Cells, Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2013, pp. 34-41. doi: 10.11648/j.acis.20130103.11
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