A Graphical Environment and Applications for
Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems in Robotics and Automation
Tarek M. Sobh, Peter-Pike Sloan, and Mohamed Dekhil
In this paper we present an overview for the development of a graphical environment for simulating, analyzing, synthesizing, monitoring, and controlling complex discrete event and hybrid systems within the robotics, automation, and intelligent system domain. We start by presenting an overview of discrete event and hybrid systems, and then discuss the proposed framework. We also present two applications within the robotics and automation domain for such complex systems. The first is for formulating an observer for manipulating agents, and the second is for designing sensing strategies for the inspection of machine parts.