Machine design support system using interactive evolutionary techniques

Takayuki Ochi, Masafumi Hagiwara

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In this paper, we propose a machine design support system using evolutionary techniques. The proposed system creates "machine" which consists of multiple parts. It is composed of two phases: the fundamental-parts-generation-phase, and the machine-generation-phase where the generated parts are combined. On each phase, we use an evolutionary techniques, Genetic programming. The system generates parts themselves, uses functional parts in advance, and expresses shapes' structure by three structure. Therefore it is possible to generate various and functional designs. We have implemented the system on PC, and carried out experiments to confirm that various novel objects can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1075-1080
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1
Event2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: 2001 Oct 72001 Oct 10



  • Design support
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Genetic programming
  • Interactive evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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