Strategic design is a comprehensive approach for safeguarding the economic viability of a company. It necessitates the design of products and processes that efficiently and effectively accommodate changing markets and technological innovations. Accordingly, our vision involves identifying, developing and understanding principles, tools, and technologies to establish and preserve strategic, sustainable development - for products, processes, industries and careers. Our core activities include:

  • conceiving and verifying foundational theories for the realization of engineered products, processes, systems, and services
  • promoting scholarship in the form of discovery, analysis, synthesis and education
  • developing technologies that enable companies to conceive and produce customized products that service various market segments
  • promoting technology transfer
  • fostering growth of intellectual capital among all stakeholders, including industrial partners, faculty, and students.

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  • Integrating Social Aspects and Group Work Aspects in Engineering Design Education 

    Subrahmanian, Eswaran; Westerberg, Arthur; Talukdar, Sarosh; Garrett, James; Jacobson, Annette; Paredis, Chris; Amon, Cristina; Herder, Paulien; Turk, Adam (Georgia Institute of TechnologyTempus Publications, 2003)
    Over the last several years, the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES), from its origins as the Engineering Design Research Center (EDRC), has evolved two elective courses addressing the social and group aspects ...
  • Environmental Benchmarking of Medium-sized TVs Sold in North America, Europe and Asia (China) 

    Carlier, Taco; Duncan, Scott Joseph; Boks, Casper B.; Stevels, Ab; Bras, Berdinus A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE Computer Society, 2003)
    The environmental benchmarking procedure as developed by the Design for Sustainability Lab of Delft University of Technology and the Environmental Competence Centre of Philips Consumer Electronics has been applied to ...
  • Eliminating Design Alternatives Based on Imprecise Information 

    Recuk, Stephen Joseph; Aughenbaugh, Jason Matthew; Bruns, Morgan Chase; Paredis, Chris (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety for Automotive Engineers International, 2006)
    In this paper, the relationship between uncertainty and sets of alternatives in engineering design is investigated. In sequential decision making, each decision alternative actually consists of a set of design alternatives. ...
  • Applying Information-Gap Decision Theory to a Design Problem having Severe Uncertainty 

    Duncan, Scott Joseph; Paredis, Chris; Bras, Berdinus A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety for Automotive Engineers International, 2006-01)
    Often in the early stages of the engineering design process, a decision maker lacks the information needed to represent uncertainty in the input parameters of a performance model. In one particular form of severely deficient ...
  • An Approach for Mapping Kinematic Task Specifications Into a Manipulator Design 

    Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE, 1991)
    The Reconfigurable Modular Manipulator System, (RMMS) consists of modular links and joints which can be assembled into many manipulator configurations. This capability allows the RMMS to be rapidly reconfigured in order ...
  • Mapping Tasks into Fault Tolerant Manipulators 

    Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE Computer Society, 1994-05)
    The application of robots in critical missions in hazardous environments requires the development of reliable or fault tolerant manipulators. In this paper, we define fault tolerance as the ability to continue the performance ...
  • Global Trajectory Planning for Fault Tolerant Manipulators 

    Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE Computer Society, 1995-08)
    Whether a task can be completed after a failure of one of the degrees-of-freedom of a redundant manipulator depends on the joint angle at which the failure takes place. It is possible to achieve fault tolerance by globally ...
  • Designing Fault Tolerant Manipulators: How Many Degrees-of-Freedom? 

    Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySage Publications, 1996)
    One of the most important parameters to consider when designing a manipulator is the number of degrees-of-freedom (DOFs). This article focuses on the question: How many DOFs are necessary and sufficient for fault tolerance ...
  • Fault Tolerant Task Execution through Global Trajectory Planning 

    Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyElsevier, 1996)
    Whether a task can be completed after a failure of one of the degrees-of-freedom of a redundant manipulator depends on the joint angle at which the failure takes place. It is possible to achieve fault tolerance by globally ...
  • A Rapidly Deployable Manipulator System 

    Paredis, Chris; Brown, H. Benjamin, Jr.; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE Computer Society Press, 1996-04-01)
    A rapidly deployable manipulator system combines the flexibility of reconfigurable modular hardware with modular programming tools, allowing the user to rapidly create a manipulator which is custom-tailored for a given ...
  • An Agent-Based Approach to the Design of Rapidly Deployable Fault Tolerant Manipulators 

    Paredis, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996-08)
    There exists a need for manipulators that are more flexible and reliable than the current fixed configuration manipulators. Indeed, robot manipulators can be easily reprogrammed to perform different tasks, yet the range ...
  • Agent-Based Design of Fault Tolerant Manipulators for Satellite Docking 

    Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1997-04)
    A rapidly deployable fault tolerant manipulator system consists of modular hardware and support software that allow the user to quickly configure and deploy a fault tolerant manipulator that is custom-tailored for a ...
  • Micro Planning for Mechanical Assembly Operations 

    Gupta, S. K.; Paredis, Chris; Brown, P. F. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1998-05-01)
    Significant advances have been made in the area of macro planning for assembly operations (i.e., dividing a product into sub-assemblies, determining the sequence of assembly operations). On the contrary, the state of the ...
  • On-Line Planning of Flexible Assembly Systems: An Agent-Based Approach 

    Wang, Cheng-Hua; Paredis, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-08)
    This paper presents an agent-based approach to online assembly task allocation and scheduling for flexible assembly systems. We propose an anytime-scheduling algorithm to handle dynamic changes during planning. This ...
  • Control of the Gyrover: A Single-Wheel Gyroscopically Stabilized Robot 

    Tsai, Shu-Jen; Ferreira, Enrique D.; Paredis, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-10)
    The Gyrover is a single wheel gyroscopically stabilized mobile robot developed at Carnegie Mellon University. An internal pendulum serves as a counterweight for a drive motor that causes fore/aft motion, while a tilt-mechanism ...
  • Modularity in Small Distributed Robots 

    Navarro-Serment, Luis E.; Grabowski, Robert; Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999-09)
    This paper describes the development of small mobile robots for collaborative surveillance tasks. Each of the robots, called Millibots, has only limited sensing, computation, and communication capabilities. However, ...
  • Design of General Lattice Structures for Lightweight and Compliance Applications 

    Rosen, David W.; Johnston, Scott R.; Reed, Marques (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-07)
    The primary goal is to design parts with lattice mesostructure and demonstrate that they have better structural and/or compliance performance, per weight, than parts with bulk material, foams, or other mesostructured ...
  • Computational Methods for Decision Making 

    Bruns, Morgan Chase; Paredis, Chris; Ferson, Scott (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-02)
    In this paper, we investigate computational methods for decision making based on imprecise information in the context of engineering design. The goal is to identify the subtleties of engineering design problems that ...
  • Why Are Intervals and Imprecision Important In Engineering Design? 

    Aughenbaugh, Jason Matthew; Paredis, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-02)
    It is valuable in engineering design to distinguish between two different types of uncertainty: inherent variability and imprecision. While variability is naturally random behavior in a physical process or property, ...
  • An Architecture for Gesture-Based Control of Mobile Robots 

    Iba, Soshi; Vande Weghe, J. Michael; Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 1999-10)
    Gestures provide a rich and intuitive form of interaction for controlling robots. This paper presents an approach for controlling a mobile robot with hand gestures. The system uses Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) to spot and ...

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