Accession Number:

ADA229488

Title:

Manufacturing Research: Self-Directed Control

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan 1988-Dec 1990,

Corporate Author:

WRIGHT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

Recent progress in the development of self-directed systems suggest that we may soon be conducting engineering design and material science using systems i.e., machines which augment the process of scientific discovery - conjecturing hypotheses, conducting experiments and discovering new knowledge about the process of design and fabrication materials. Tantamount to the technological advances which will make such systems feasible is an overriding economic impetus to improve our nations competitiveness in a growing and soon global marketplace. It is the economic importance of global, international competitiveness which will sustain the development of self-directed systems and the direction will be simply that of continually improving product quality in less time and at less cost. KR

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE