Human media interface system for the next generation plant operation

Riichiro Mizoguchi, Akio Gofuku, Yoshitsugu Matsuura, Yoshihiko Sakashita, Mikio Tokunaga

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This is an overview paper of a project on 'Development of a human interface for the next generation plant operation' running as a subproject of the MITI-funded Human Media project. The goals of the project include develop the next generation human-centered interface for plant operation. We adopted an oil-refinery plant as a task domain and have been developed an interface system consisting of Interface Agent which is responsible for monitoring plant and for direct interaction with operators, Virtual Plant Agent responsible for 3D virtual display of the plant, Semantic Information Presentation Agent for presentation semantically interpreted information based on sophisticated model of the plant, Ontology Server for standardizing of Agents' understanding of the plant and Distributed Collaboration Infrastructure for enabling agents to perform collaboration. Design philosophies and a project overview is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)V-630 - V-635
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: Oct 12 1999Oct 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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