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Artificial Intelligence Research and Applications at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Part Two

AI Magazine

This is the second part of a two-part article describing AI work at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). Research and applications work in AI is being conducted by several groups at JSC. These are primarily independent groups that interact with each other on an informal basis. In the Research and Engineering Directorate, these groups include (1) the Artificial Intelligence and Information Sciences Office, (2) the Simulation and Avionics Integration Division, (3) the Avionics Systems Division, and (4) the Tracking and Communications Division. In the Space Operations Directorate, these groups include (1) the Mission Planning and Analysis Division (MPAD) - Technology Development and Applications Branch, (2) the Spacecraft Software Division, and (3) the Systems Division - Systems Support Section. This second part of the article describes the AI work in the Space Operations Directorate. The first part of the article, published in the last week of AI Magazine, (7:1, Summer 1986) described the AI work in the Research and Engineering Directorate.


Issues in the Design of AI-Based Schedulers: A Workshop Report

AI Magazine

The concatenation of these reports forms the body of this article. Abstract Based on the experience in manufacturing production scheduling problems which the AI community has amassed over the last ten years, a workshop was held to provide a forum for discussion of the issues encountered in the design of AIbased scheduling systems. Several topics were addressed including: the relative virtues of expert system, deep method, and interactive approaches, the balance between predictive and reactive components in a scheduling system, the maintenance of convenient scheduling descriptions, the application of the ideas of chaos theory to scheduling, the state of the art in schedulers which learn, and the practicality and desirability of a set of benchmark scheduling problems. This article expands on these issues, abstracts the papers which were presented, and summarizes the lengthy discussions that took place. Since its first formal business meeting in August of 1988, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group in Manufacturing (SIGMAN) has held a number of workshops, three of which have been concerned with the application of AI techniques to the problem of manufacturing scheduling.


Issues in the Design of AI-Based Schedulers: A Workshop Report

AI Magazine

Based on the experience in manufacturing production scheduling problems which the AI community has amassed over the last ten years, a workshop was held to provide a forum for discussion of the issues encountered in the design of AI-based scheduling systems. Several topics were addressed including : the relative virtues of expert system, deep method, and interactive approaches, the balance between predictive and reactive components in a scheduling system, the maintenance of convenient scheduling descriptions, the application of the ideas of chaos theory to scheduling, the state of the art in schedulers which learn, and the practicality and desirability of a set of benchmark scheduling problems. This article expands on these issues, abstracts the papers which were presented, and summarizes the lengthy discussions that took place.


MindMeld: CEO & AI – Merging of Mental & Metal – Now Available on iBooks

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Coupling Symbolic and Numerical Computing in Knowledge-Based Systems

AI Magazine

Even though sues raised during the workshop sponsored emerged during the workshop. In many situations, users are not sufficiently defined or Seattle, Washington. Issues include the need guidance and counseling in order understood to be amenable to traditional definition of coupled systems, motivations to solve the problem at hand. In control system--one that combines such situations, users often need help techniques from artificial intelligence in determining which specific algorithm (AI), control theory, and operations or technique should be research (Kowalik et al. 1986). In other situations, traditional techniques to perform the need is more basic--for guidance in many routine tasks, sophisticated determining whether the problem at hand can be solved and, if so, whether techniques are needed to handle many the resources that can be brought to of the humanlike functions.