Analytics of Autonomous Machines

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Machines Testing and Maintenance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2020) | Viewed by 241

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Industrial Engineering and Applied Mathematics Department, Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
Interests: industrial engineering; operations management; operations research, reliability and maintenance; industry 4.0; optimization; artificial intelligence; modelling and simulation studies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the digital transformation, the manufacturing industry is moving towards drastic and disruptive changes in the way goods are produced. Machines will become more intelligent and more autonomous. They will be expected to autonomously perform, act, and, more importantly, choose the best actions that are suitable for different situations. Based on continuous learning, they will be aware of their health status and act accordingly. Machines with artificial immune systems will adapt their performance to extend their lives through a self-healing process. They will interact safely and collaboratively with humans.

This Special Issue of Machines is about the health of future machines; how to design them for embedded reliability, robustness, and resilience; and how to make them intelligent, autonomous, and artificially immune with a self-healing process. Authors are invited to provide their research on the aforementioned fields to indicate the future trends in the health design and management of autonomous equipment.

Suitable topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Machinery diagnostics;
  • Machinery prognostics;
  • Prescriptive maintenance;
  • Analytics of machinery;
  • Statistical models for equipment health management (EHP);
  • Artificial intelligence for EFP;
  • Autonomous machinery;
  • Self-healing machinery;
  • Artificially immune machinery;
  • Machinery design for reliability;
  • Machinery design for sustainability;
  • Machinery design for resilience;
  • Machinery design for robustness.

Prof. Dr. Soumaya Yacout
Guest Editor

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  • machinery diagnostics
  • prognostics health management
  • equipment health management
  • self-healing machinery
  • artificially immune machinery
  • machine reliability
  • machine resilience
  • autonomous machines

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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