Processing manufacturing knowledge with ontology-based annotations and cognitive architectures
Advanced manufacturing promises an evolution of industrial production processes. However, today's manufacturing systems lack a common strategy on how to combine factual, procedural, and conceptual knowledge in order to streamline production processes. This specifically applies for manufacturing assembly assistance where the major share of procedural and conceptual knowledge is not yet automatically processable. In our paper we propose the usage of ontology-based annotations as missing link between the tacit knowledge of the worker and the intelligent assistance system. We show the deeper integration of conceptual knowledge modeled in ontology-based annotations with procedural knowledge in cognitive architectures. Additionally, in our approach annotations act as a mean of communication between the workers and with the system. We show key aspects of a prototypical integration of our approach within a smart assembly assistance system which supplies the worker with task related information.