EMBEDDING MULTIPLE DESIGN STRUCTURES INTO DESIGN DEFINITIONS: A CASE STUDY OF A COLLISION AVOIDANCE ROBOT

DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference

Year: 2016
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Behera, A. K.; McKay, A.; Chau, H. H.; Robinson, M. A.
Series: DESIGN
Section: DESIGN METHODS
Page(s): 119-128

Abstract

This paper introduces a case study of a robot with associated design structures and uses it to compare and contrast techniques available to manage design information and implement design changes. The case study concerns transforming a robot designed for collision avoidance into a one that can follow a loop path. We illustrate how embedding design structures within design definitions has the potential to support the establishment of relationships between structures and show how this could support the management of change thereby improving time to market and reducing product development costs.

Keywords: embedding, design structures, design definitions, bills of materials, robot

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