Milestone report of the manufacturing and instrumentation coordinating committee: From MEMS to enterprise systems

A. Ollero, G. Morel, P. Bernus, S. Y. Nof, J. Sasiadek, S. Boverie, H. Erbe, R. Goodall

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This paper presents problems and issues that are within the broad scope of the IFAC Manufacturing and Instrumentation Coordinating Committee. These problems and issues vary from the technologies involved in the automation components to the methods used in enterprise integration. Information processing and communications are considered the key topics in all considered technological fields. Also, the paper deals with particular issues of components, mechatronics, robotics, advanced manufacturing technology, mathematical models for manufacturing, management, control, and enterprise integration, Finally, conclusions related to paramount issues in these fields, promising applications, key control concepts, future challenges and new areas are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-162
Number of pages12
JournalAnnual Reviews in Control
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


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