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People, Degrees and Courses

Principal Advisor- Prof. Bernard Roth
Others on Committee
Prof. John McCarthy
Prof. Jerome Feldman
Prof. David Thompson

Proposed Title for Deg.   Ph. D. in Automation

Special field of investigation- Automated manufacturing systems

Tentative title of dissertation-  A totally automated system for the design and
manufacture of sheet metal parts.

Degrees Received:

	B.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mass. Inst. of Tech. June 1963
	M.S. Mechanical Engineering,  Stanford University, June 1965
	Diploma of Engineering-Fluid Dynamics, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode St. Genese,  Belgium- July 1967
	Engineer- Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1969

Courses completed as a graduate student-(At Stanford Univ. unless noted)

Fluid Mechanics- Propulsion 

AA280B Rocket Propulsion 2Q
AA280C Rocket Propulsion 2Q
AA282 Nuclear Propulsion  3Q
AA281 Electric Propulsion 3Q

Fluid Mechanics

ME138A Fluid Flow 3Q
ME238A Continum Fluid Mech. 3Q
AA220 Aerodynamic Physical Measurements 3Q
Fluidics -VKI- 3Q
Low Speed Aerodynamics- VKI 3Q


ME231A Heat Transmission 3Q
ME231B Heat Transmission 3Q
ME233 Adv. Thermodynamics 2B

Systems Engineering

Engr. 235 Satellite Syst. Eng. 6Q
EE373 Adaptive Systems 3Q
ME291 Engineering Problems 6Q - Solar Energy Systems Studies under Dr. William Bollay


ME217A Analytical Design 3Q
ME 116 a,b,c- Product Design 9Q
ME112a,b- Product Design- 6Q
ART 155B Design Problems 3Q

Mechanics and Dynamics

ME222 Kinematic Synthesis
EM202A Elasticity 3Q
EM221N Dynamics 3Q
EM222N Dynamics 3Q

Control Systems

ME218A Control Systems 3Q
EE128 Control Systems 3Q
EE171H Control Systems Lab. 3Q
ME228 Fluidics 3Q
Control Systems- VKI- 3Q


EM 250 Mathematical Methods 3Q
EM 251 Mathematical Methods 3Q

Seminars during several quarters

Engineers Deg. Thesis title:  Design of a Computer Controlled Manipulator
Diploma Paper-VKI-" Pulsed and Oscillating Flow Thrust Augmenting Ejectors"
Bachelors Deg. thesis- M.I.T.- Design of a Fully Submerged Foil Hydrofoil Boat

Completed several other short courses, including Fortran and Algol Programming.
Engineering problem work with Profs. B. Roth, A. London, R. McKim and W. Bollay on
various subjects.

Proposed Course Program

One course in Industrial Engineering
One course in Advanced Programing

Statement of Purpose

	The dissertation  topic I  have chosen-  The Automated  Sheet
Metal  Shop- will require the  use of facilities  and capabilities of
various  departments.  Specifically,  the  topic  will  involve   the
development of both  new software and new hardware systems  and an in
integrated  management  and  control  system  to  perform  the proper
functions in  a industrially  and commercially  realistic manner.  My
sponsoring committee has been chosen  from the fields which I think I
will draw most heavily from  during the development and execution  of
this dissertation.   The  initial phase  will be  a project  planning
phase, involving a systems engineering approach with interaction with
industrial organizations.    Part of  this  phase will  also  involve
obtaining  sufficient funds  and other  material resources  to enable
execution of the later hardware phases.  

	The software development section of the project will utilizee
many of the  resources of the  Artificial Intelligence project.   The
design phase  of the project will  involve use of  the A.I. project's
interactive  graphics  capability.  Existing  software  and   display
terminals  will be  used.  New  planning  programs will  have  to  be
developed,   These  programs  will  draw   heavily  on  both  current
industrial practice, and on new guidelines which will be developed as
the  project progresses.    These  guidelines will  be  based on  the
availability and  use of multiple machines rather than single machine
oriented industrial planning programs.  

	Much of the operator feedback, during the design and planning
phase   of  the  problem   will  come   from  data   and  performance
specifications obtained  and developed  from mechanical  engineering,
manufacturing and  control  engineering considerations.   This  phase
will rely heavily  on the engineering departments associated with the

	The hardware development phase of the dissertation  will make
use of both  previous experience in the field  of computer controlled
manipulators  and machines  and also  draw heavily on  the Mechanical
Engineering  and   Electrical  Engineering   Departments  for   their
capabilities and resources in  the area of machine design and control
of these machines.  

Statement of Purpose
	The  area  of  study which  I  have  chosen-  Automation-  is
basically  an interdisciplinary field.   At  present there is  no one
department at Stanford which provides more than one or two courses in
this area. 

	My dissertation  topic - The Automated  Sheet Metal Shop-[see
attached  Dissertation Proposal ]  is a logical extension  of both my
academic pursuits  and my  professional experience in  the fields  of
automation engineering and design of computer controlled manipulators
and devices.  The topic I  have proposed involves research,   design,
and actual development, in  both software and hardware of  a complete
operational  system.

	I have carefully studied the scope of this project,  and feel
that to  successfully execute the  project in a reasonable  period of
time  will require both  a close working relationship  with my chosen
committee,  and  the use of a  large number of University  resources.
The members of my committee  have been selected with the objective of
having a respected "consultant" in each of the major study areas.

	The  project  will  physically be  located  at  the  Stanford
Artificial  Intelligence Laboratory  which has the  required computer
facilities. The laboratory also has the displays, computer controlled
manipulators, and supporting software and  hardware to make a project
of this type a realistic goal at Stanford.

	It is  hoped that the results  of this research  will help to
map out new directions  in automation, the  most important being  the
integration of the design and manufacturing process.   It is expected
that these results will  be of value in other fields as well; such as
helping to  broaden artistic  expression by  giving  artisians a  new
complete tool,  or as a detailing and construction planning aid to an
architect  and contractor, or  as a  general purpose type  of tool to
help the average individual by taking much of the manual labor out of
the inspection,  maintainance and repair of standard devices in which
routine  disassembly  and  assembly  are  required(  e.g.  automobile
repair,  household appliance repair, televison repair).

	 In  summary,I intend  to synthesize  more than  a decade  of
progress   by  computer  scientists   in  the   field  of  Artificial
Intelligence  to  produce  a  viable  computer  automated  integrated
design, planning and manufacturing system.
Systems Engineering-Proposal, State of the  Art Research, Feasability
		    Studies, Cost and Effort Planning, Funding.

Human Factors  Engineering-Man-Machine Interface.   Design Philosophy
			   and Process.

Computer  Graphics-  Display  Routines,    Interactive  Planning  and

Product Design- Development of guidelines and models of building 
		block sheet metal parts and components.

Machine Design- Design and development of computer controlled and/or
		operated machines.

Robot Factors  Engineering-A new engineering disipline involving
			   Robot-Machine  Interface Problems,  Robot
			   Task planning,Design of machines to be
			   controlled and operated by robots and

Control Systems  Engineering- R and D and  Design of computer control
	 of  machines and  robots. Sensors  and feedback devices  and
	 associated sub-systems.

Manufacturing Operations-  Time, Motion,   and Cost studies  of sheet
	metal fabrication.  Sequence of operations.  Estimation rules
	and operational sequence planning and program development.

Programming-  Development  of  new  display,  planning,   interactive
		design, machine-robot, sensing, and  control routines.   

Electrical  Engineering and Logic Design- Planning and development of
			computer-machine and computer-robot interface.
Prof. B. Roth-  Industrial  automation, design process ,machine design,
		manufacturing processes, product design.

Prof. J. McCarthy-  Conceptualization, imagination, allied fields
		    implications, programming philosophy,A.I.

Prof. J. Feldman-   Display techniques, Programming guidance,
		    Computer-Machine and Robot-Machine 		
		    interfacing  and  programming.   

Prof. D. Thompson-  Human factors, robot factors, graphics and display
		    methods and approaches.  Planning and weighting 
		    of component sub-systems development.