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Date Issued:
1989
Summary:
In recent years robots have become increasingly important in many areas. Along with the development of robot-arm control theory, there has been an increased demand for faster and more reliable control systems. In this thesis, a parallel technique is applied to all of the units of a robot control system. Also, software fault-tolerance mechanisms such as timeout, conversation, exception handling, and their Occam implementations, are considered. A simulation study shows that pipelining, together with a multiprocessing system, increases the performance of this real-time system, and it is a convenient way to speed up robot controller execution. While we have not evaluated the increase in reliability, we have shown that these fault tolerance mechanisms can be conveniently implemented in this type of application.
Title: A parallel and reliable robot controller system.
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Name(s): Zhang, Ruiguang.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Fernandez, Eduardo B., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1989
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 148 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: In recent years robots have become increasingly important in many areas. Along with the development of robot-arm control theory, there has been an increased demand for faster and more reliable control systems. In this thesis, a parallel technique is applied to all of the units of a robot control system. Also, software fault-tolerance mechanisms such as timeout, conversation, exception handling, and their Occam implementations, are considered. A simulation study shows that pipelining, together with a multiprocessing system, increases the performance of this real-time system, and it is a convenient way to speed up robot controller execution. While we have not evaluated the increase in reliability, we have shown that these fault tolerance mechanisms can be conveniently implemented in this type of application.
Identifier: 14566 (digitool), FADT14566 (IID), fau:11363 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1989.
Subject(s): Control theory
Robots--Programming
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