Computer-Based Automation

  • Julius T. Tou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Computer-Aided Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chung-Jye Chang
      Pages 37-57
    3. Chung Len Lee, Wen Zen Shen, Ching An Liaw, Chein Wei Jen
      Pages 59-71
    4. J. Y. Lee, J. M. Jou, H. T. Nian, C. Y. Chang, H. C. Wu
      Pages 73-94
    5. K. A. Hwang, D. C. Liu, C. C. Lin
      Pages 95-117
    6. Cheng Chen, Wen Zen Shen, Young-Li Lee, Li-Wen Shih, Yeh Jian Liang
      Pages 119-138
    7. Vilas Wuwongse, Mahendra Narayan Nagraj
      Pages 139-151
    8. W. B. Ngai, Y. K. Chan
      Pages 153-168
    9. C. J. Lucena, R. C. B. Martins, P. A. S. Veloso, D. D. Cowan
      Pages 213-241
  3. Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. John Roach, Paul Montague
      Pages 245-265
  4. Computer Vision and Image Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. R. C. Gonzalez
      Pages 345-385
    3. Kozo Okazaki, Shinichi Tamura
      Pages 399-409
    4. Bryan A. Chin, Nels H. Madsen
      Pages 411-429
  5. Computer-Aided Manufacturing

  6. Local Area Networks, Data-Bases, and Graphics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 567-567
    2. Jyh-Sheng Ke, Ching-Liang Lin, Hsing-Lung Chen, Chiou-Feng Wang, Chia-Hsiang Chang, Yow-An Pan et al.
      Pages 591-605
    3. San-Cheng Chang
      Pages 607-615
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 635-652

About this book


It has been recognized that productivity improvement is an important issue of the 80' s. It is regarded as the most efficient way to improve national economy and to enrich the quality of life. The key to productivity improvement is advanced automation, especially computer-integrated automation for engineering design and office operations as well as manufacturing processes. This is the theme of 1983 International Conference on Advanced Automation, ICAA-83. This book contains the articles which are the revised and updated version of the papers presented at the ICAA-83 Conference. Traditionally, automation is synonymous with mechanization; but this Conference has treated automation from a different point of view. We consider automation as a process to unify various automated information processing systems for performing business, administration, design, engineering and manufacturing functions, in addition to the traditional fixed automation in production. In other words, design automation and office automation form an inte­ gral part of factory automation to accomplish comprehensive computer-integrated manufacturing and production. In engineering and manufacturing today, quality design and high productivity are synonymous with the use of computers, robots, expert systems, and other computer-based technologies. The greater the degree of computer-based automation exploited and implemented, the greater a nation's ability to survive in tomorrow's extremely competitive world market.


Processing VLSI automation computer computer vision computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) construction database image processing layout networks programming programming language robot robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Julius T. Tou
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  1. 1.Automatic Generation of Knowledge Base from Electronic Diagrams for Computer-Aided Design, Center for Information ResearchUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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