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A Consulting System Assisting Naive Users In Decomposing And Constructing A Mechanical Object
Author(s): Norihiro Abe; Saburo Tsuji
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Paper Abstract

A new consulting system using a natural language and a graphical interface is under construction to assist a naive user in decomposing and constructing a mechanical object with cylindrical bodies. Many trouble shooting systems have been developed so far, but most of them do not tell us the way for decomposing the object to find out trouble points. This system is built to assist naive user in decomposing a mechanical object and in constructing it after repairation. It is difficult for a computer to give him a series of operations necessary for exposing a trouble point by using just simple command suquences, then an integrated instruction facility using a natural language and a visual interface must be offered to users for specifying what portion of the object should be decomposed or constructed at the next stage, and for verifying whether what the user have done to the object is correct or incorrect. The present art of computer vision cannot verify if an act taken by the user is correct or not at each step, because mechanical objects sometimes have involved structures. This system leaves this verification process to the user by showing him two perspective views of the objects, and an explanation on the operation which causes these two views before and after decomposition or construction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0485, Applications of Artificial Intelligence I, (14 June 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943190
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Norihiro Abe, Osaka University (Japan)
Saburo Tsuji, Osaka University (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0485:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence I
John F. Gilmore, Editor(s)

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