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Prof. Yoram Koren’s  Papers, Books By Topic (per Google Scholar on 03/03/2015)

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Publication Title and PublisherNumber of Citations
Reconfigurable Manufacturing 
Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Machining Systems (ERC/RMS Report #1 Ann Arbor, 1997)32
Impact of manufacturing system configuration on performance (CIRP Annals, Vol. 47, pp. 689-698, 1998)170
Reconfigurable machining systems: vision with examples (ERC/RMS Report #19, 1999)13
Reconfigurable manufacturing systems (CIRP Annals, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 6-12,1999)1,550
Reconfigurable manufacturing systems and their enabling technologies (International J. of Manufacturing Techn. and Management, Vol. 1, pp.113-130, 1999)170
Reconfigurable machine tool US patent 5,943,750 (August 1999)71
Reconfigurable manufacturing systems: key to future manufacturing (Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 403-419, 2000)730
Dynamic modeling and stability of the reconfiguration of manufacturing systems (Japan-US Symposium on Flexible Automation, Ann Arbor, 2000)24
Operation clustering in process planning for reconfigurable machining system design (Proceeding of the 2000 Japan-USASymposium on Flexible Automation, 2000)9
Reconfigurable machine tools (CIRP Annals, Vol. 49, pp. 269-274, 2001)159
Reconfigurable manufacturing system having a production capacity method for designing
same and method for changing its production capacity
US Patent 6,349,237 (Feb. 2002)
Trends and perspectives in flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing systems (Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 13, No 2, April 2002)211
Design principles for machining system configurations (CIRP Annals, Vol. 51, No.1, pp. 276-280, 2002,)76
Reconfigurable inspection machine for machining production lines (Proc. Global Powertrain Conference, Ann Arbor 2002)8
Vision, principles and impact of reconfigurable manufacturing systems (Powertrain International,pp.14-21, October 2002)67
Design of a reconfigurable assembly system for manufacturing heat exchangers (Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Japan 2002)7
Reconfigurable apparatus and method for inspection during a manufacturing process US Patent 6,567,162 (Dec. 2002)32
Present and future of flexible automation: towards new paradigms (CIRP Annals, Vol. 52, no. 2, 2003, pp.543-560)101
Bi-axial coplanar apparatus US Patent 6,557,235(May. 2003)16
Convertibility Measures For Manufacturing Systems (CIRP Annals, Vol. 52, pp. 367–371, 2003)46
Reconfigurable multi-spindle apparatus US Patent 6,569,071(May 2003)7
Concurrent line-balancing, equipment selection and throughput analysis for multi-part optimal line design
(Intl. J. for Manuf. Science & Production, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 71-81, 2004)
Manufacturing in a Global Context: A Graduate Course on Agile, Reconfigurable Manufacturing
(Intern. Journal Engineering Education Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 742-753, 2004)
Control of a non-orthogonal reconfigurable machine tool (ASMEJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement & Control, Vol.126, No.2, pp.397-405, 2004)12
Productivity of synchronized serial production lines with flexible reserve capacity (International Journal of Production Research, Vol.42, No.10, pp.2009-2027, May 2004)16
Productivity of Parallel Production Lines With Unreliable Machines and Material Handling (IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 98-103, July 2004)11
Reconfigurable manufacturing and beyond
(Summary of a Keynote Speech of CIRP05, 3rd CIRP International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing, May 2005)
Selection principles on manufacturing system for part family (Proceedings of the 3rd CIRP International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing, May, 2005)6
Reconsider Machine Layout to Optimize Production (SME Manufacturing Engineering. Vol. 134, No. 2, pp. 81-90. February 2005)11
Scalable reconfigurable equipment design principles (Intern. J. of Production Research, Vol. 43, no. 22, November 2005)50
General RMS characteristics. Comparison with dedicated and flexible systems (Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems and Transformable Factories, Springer, 2006)68
Operation management in reconfigurable manufacturing systems: Reconfiguration for error handling (International Jour. of Production Economics, Vol.100, No.1, pp.87-100, 2006)40
Computer-aided Reconfiguration Planning: An Artificial Intelligence-based Approach (ASME Transactions, Journal of Computing & Information Science in Engineering, 2006)10
Co-evolution of product families and assembly systems (CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 56, pp. 41-44, 2007)30
Manufacturing Capacity Planning Strategies (CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 58, pp. 403-406, 2009)27
Design of reconfigurable manufacturing systems (J. Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 30, No. 1, March 2011)180
Design Principles of Scalable Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems Best Paper Award at the IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modeling Management and Control, June, 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia Published in Manufacturing Modeling Management and Control 7(1), pp. 1411-1416, 2013 
The Rapid Responsiveness of RMS (International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, no. 23-24, pp.6817-6827)14
Open-Architecture Control (supporting reconfigurability) 
An open architecture testbed for real-time monitoring and control of machining processes (AmericanControl Conf., Vol. 1, pp.205-209, Seattle, 1995)24
An open architecture real-time controller for machining processes (Proc. CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, pp.27-34, Ann Arbor, May 1995)26
Real-time open control architectures and system performance (CIRPAnnals, Vol. 45, pp. 377-380, 1996)81
Timing and performance of open architecture controllers (Proceedings of the ASME Amer. Society of Mechanical Eng. Conference, Atlanta, November 1996)12
Open-architecture controllers for manufacturing systems (Open Architecture Control Systems – Summary of Global Activity, ITIA SERIES, Vol. 2, Milano, 1998)17
Open controller architecture-past, present and future (CIRP Annals, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 463-470, 2001)203
CNC and Adaptive Control of Machines 
Numerical and Adaptive Control for die sinking (with Tlusty) (The 2nd Int. Conf. on Prod. Eng., Tokyo, 1974)2
Overshoot correction in digital control system (Control, Vol. 13, No. 129, pp.204-5, March 1969)5
Numerical Control of a Lathe (IEEE Transactions on Industry and General Applications,Vol. IGA-6, No. 2, pp175-179, March/April 1970)12
Graphical Procedure Allows Exact Analysis of a Digital Control System Electronic Engineering, pp. 41-43, February 1971. 
Interpolator for a computer numerical control system (IEEE Transactions Computers, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 32-37, 1976)82
Resolver in Digital Control Loop (IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and Control Instrumentation,Vol. IECI-24, No. 2, pp145-149, May 1977)3
Computer-Based Machine Tool Control (IEEESpectrum, Vol. 14, No.3, pp.80-83, 1977)12
Design parameters for sampled-data drives for CNC machine tools (IEEE Trans. on Industry App.,Vol. IA-14, No 3, pp. 255-264, 1978)29
Design of a digital loop for numerical control (IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and Control Instrumentation, Vol. IECI-25, No. 3, pp.212-217, August 1978)23
Design of computer control for manufacturing systems (ASME Trans. J. Eng. for Ind.Vol. 101, No. 3, pp. 326-332, August 1979)54
Numerical control of machine tools (Book, 1978)17
Cross-coupled biaxial computer control for manufacturing systems (ASME Trans., J. Meas. Dyn. & Control, Vol. 102, No. 4, pp. 265-272, 1980)723
Off-line grinding optimization with a micro-computer (CIRP Annals,Vol. 29, pp. 213-216, 1980)37
Adaptive control system for turning (CIRP Annals, Vol. 29, pp. 281-284, 1980)94
Adaptive control with process estimation (CIRPAnnals, Vol. 30, pp. 373-376, 1981)96
Adaptive control optimization of grinding (ASME Trans. J. Eng. Ind. Vol. 103, No. 3, pp. 352–353, 1981)94
Adaptive control system for optimizing the ECG process under the overcut constraint (CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 30, pp.97-102, 1981)4
Reference-Pulse Circular Interpolators for CNC Systems (ASME Trans. J. of Eng. for Ind., Vol. 103, No. 1. pp. 131-136, 1981)52
Reference–Word Circular Interpolators for CNC Systems (ASME Trans. J of Eng. for Ind., Vol. 104, No. 4 pp. 400-405, 1982)73
Variable Gain Adaptive Control System for Turning (SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Volume 2, Issue 2, 1983, Pages 165-173)31
Variable Gain Adaptive Control Systems for Machine Tools (Tenth Conference on Production Research & Technology, Proceedings pp.69-80, Detroit 1983)7
Computer control of manufacturing systems (Book, McGraw Hill, 1983)528
Principal developments in the adaptive control of machine tools (ASME Trans. J. of Dyn. Systems and Control, Vol. 105, No. 2, pp. 107-112, 1983)172
Optimal infeed control for accelerated spark-out in plunge grinding (Trans. ASME J. Eng. Ind., Vol.106, no. 1, pp.70-74, 1984)42
Torque and speed control of DC-servomotors for robots (CIRP Annals, Vol.pp.1994)6
Stability analysis of a constant force adaptive control system for turning (ASME Trans., J. of Eng. for Industry, Vol. 107, No. 4, pp. 295-300, 1985)57
Control of machine tools and robotics systems (ASME, Applied Mechanics Review, Vol. 39, No. 9, pp. 1331-1338, September 1986)6
Applications of adaptive control to machine tool process control (IEEE Control Systems magazine, Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 33-37, 1989)51
Adaptive control systems for machining (ASME Manufacturing Review, Vol. 2, pp. 6-15, 1989)42
The optimal locus approach with machining applications (Trans. ASME J. Dyn. Syst. Control, Vol. 111, No. 2, pp.260-267, 1989)19
Variable-gain cross-coupling controller for contouring (CIRP Annals, Vol. 40, pp.371-374, 1991)318
Estimation of dynamical-varying parameters by the internal model principle (IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. 37, No.4, pp.498-503, Apr. 1992)6
Advanced controllers for feed drives (CIRP Annals,Vol. 41, pp. 689-698, 1992)182
Evaluation of servo-controllers for machine tools (American Control Conference, Proceedings pp.800-801, June 1992)28
Control of machining processes (ASME Trans. J. Dynamic. Sys. & Control, Vol. 115, No. 2B, pp. 301-308, 1993)122
Cross-coupling motion controller for mobile robots (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, pp. 35-43, December 1993)155
CNC interpolators: algorithms and analysis (ASME PED-Vol. 64, Manufacturing Science and Engineering, pp. 83-92. 1993)63
Realtime curve interpolators (J. on Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 26, No. 11, 1994)324
Real-time five-axis interpolator for machining ruled surfaces (Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control, 1994)25
Real time interpolator for 5-axis surface machining (ASME 3rd Intl. Conf. on Automation Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Proceedings Vol. 1, pp. 107-113, July 1994.)2
A model-reference adaptive motion controller for a differential-drive mobile robot (IEEEInternational Conf. on Robotics & Automation, May 1994, San-Diego, CA.)19
Model-based position-repeatable disturbance compensation US Patent 5,374,884, (Dec. 1994)17
A Self-Organizing Fuzzy Logic Control for Friction Compensation in Feed Drives (American Control Conference,Proceedings Vol.1, pp. 205 – 209, June 1995)20
Five-axis surface interpolators (CIRP Annals, Vol. 44, pp. 379-382, 1995)88
Fuzzy logic cross-coupling control (Proc. of the 27th CIRP Int. Seminar on Manufacturing,pp. 104-108, Ann Arbor, May 1995)11
Efficient tool-path planning for machining free-form surface (ASME Journal of Engineering for Industry, Vol. 118, no.1, pp. 20-28, 1996)211
Real-time interpolators for multi-axis CNC machine tools (CIRP J. Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 145 – 149, 1996.Also in Proc. 27th CIRP Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, pp.174-180, Ann Arbor, May 1995)27
Control of machine tools (ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Vol. 114, No. 4, pp. 749–755, 1997)133
Design of a precision, agile line boring station (CIRP Annals, Vol. 48, pp. 313-316, 1999)10
Ruled surface machining on five-axis CNC machine tools (Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 2, No.1, pp. 25-35, 2000)9
Precision positioner for a cutting tool insert US Patent 6,062,778, (May 2000)23
Integrated structural/control design of micro-positioner for boring bar tool insert (Journal of Intelligent Material Systems & Structures, Vol. 12, pp.617-627, 2001)14
A smart boring tool for process control (Mechatronics, Vol.12, No.9, pp.1097-1114, 2002)17
Adaptive fuzzy logic controller for feed drives of a CNC machine tool (Mechatronics, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp.299-326, 2004. Published by Elsevier)49
Tool Wear and Process Modeling 
Mathematical model for the flank wear while turning steel with carbide tools (CIRP Proceedings of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 127-139, 1972)41
Dynamic and Static Optimization of the Cutting Process (Proceedings of the 1st North American Metalworking Research Conference, NAMRC-1, Vol. 3, pp. 67-93, May 1973, Hamilton, Canada)12
Differential equation model of the flank wear (CIRP Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 67-73, 1977)4
Flank wear model of cutting tools using control theory (ASME Trans. J. Eng. Ind. Vol. 100, pp.103-109, 1978)94
A variable cutting speed method for tool life evaluation (Proc. the 4th Conf. on Production Engineering,Proceedings pp. 530-534, Tokyo 1980)4
State model for flank wear in metal cutting (Society of Manufacturing Engineering, the 12th NAMRC, pp. 100-105, 1984)10
Tool wear and breakage detection using a process model (CIRP Annals, Vol. 35, pp. 283-288, 1986)55
Monitoring tool wear through force measurement (15th NAMRI SME, pp.463-68, 1987)31
Methods for Tool Wear Estimation from Force Measurements Under Varying Cutting Conditions (ASME Symposium on Control Issues in Manufacturing Processes. ASME DSC. Vol. 18, pp. 45-54, 1989)5
Cutting force model for tool wear estimation (17th NAMRC, Proc. pp.166-169, 1989)13
Flank wear estimation under varying cutting conditions (Trans. ASME Journal of dynamic systems, Vol. 113, pp.300-307, 1991)54
Computational stability analysis of chatter in turning (ASME Trans. J. Manuf. Science & Eng., Vol.119, no. 4A, pp.457-461, 1997)36
Error source diagnostics using a turning process simulator (ASME Trans.Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 120, No.2, May 1998)15
Manufacturing Systems – Design and Operations  
Will industry adopt PKMs (Manufacturing Engineering, Vol. 122, Issue 3, pp. 240, March 1999)12
A New Paradigm of Manufacturing: Selling Use Instead of Selling Systems (Japan-USA Flexible Automation International Sympos. Hiroshima, Japan, July 2002)3
Rapid Inspection and error tracing methodology for machining production lines (Proceedings of the CIRP International ICME, Italy, 2002)8
Designing productive manufacturing systems without buffers (CIRP Annals, Vol. 52, No.1, pp.105-109, 2003)19
Productivity of parallel production lines with unreliable Machines and material handling (IEEE Trans. On Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, July 2004)11
Operation of Manufacturing Systems with Work-in-process Inventory and Production Control (Annals of CIRP,Vol. 53, pp. 361 – 365, 2004)17
A framework for evaluating production policies to improve customer responsiveness (CIRP Annals, Vol. 54, pp. 401-406, 2005)21
Manufacturing investment and allocation in product line design decision-making (ASME Int. Design Eng. Technical Conference,California, Sept. 2005) Best Paper Award.14
Balancing marketing and manufacturing objectives in product line design (ASME Trans. J. Mech. Design, Vol. 128, no.6, pp.1196-1204, 2006)103
Sequence Planning to Minimize Complexity in Mixed-Model Assembly Lines (IEEEInternational Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing,pp. 251-2582007)14
Concurrent design of product families and assembly systems (CIRP Annals, Vol.56, pp.361-366, 2007)7
Modeling of manufacturing complexity in mixed-model assembly lines (ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Eng., Vol. 130, No.5 pp. October 2008)68
Product variety and manufacturing complexity in assembly systems and supply chains (CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 57, pp. 45-48, 2008)122
Manufacturing capacity planning strategies(CIRP Annals, Vol. 58, pp.403-406, 2009)20
The Global Manufacturing Revolution: Product-Process-Business Integration and Reconfigurable Systems(Book, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., June 2010)190
Autonomous Mobile Robots 
Motion control analysis of a mobile robot (ASME Trans. J. Dynamic, Meas. & Control, Vol. 109, No. 2, pp. 73-79, June 1987)128
Obstacle avoidance with ultrasonic sensors (IEEE Trans. on Robotics & Automation,Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 213-218, 1988)341
High speed obstacle avoidance for mobile robots (IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, 1988)25
Real-time obstacle avoidance for fast mobile robots (IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vol. 19, no. 5, pp 1179-1187, 1989)1,090
Teleautonomous guidance for mobile robots (IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, Cybernetics, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 1437-1443, 1990)84
Real-time map building for fast mobile robot obstacle avoidance (Proc. SPIE, Vol. 1388, 74, 1991; conference date November 1990, Boston)17
The Vector Field Histogram – Fast Obstacle Avoidance Mobile Robots (IEEE Trans.Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 7, no. 3, pp.278-288, 1991)2,100
Potential field methods and their inherent limitations for mobile robot navigation (Proc. IEEE international conf., proceedings pp. 1398-1404, California 1991)1,350
Histogramic in-motion mapping for mobile robot obstacle avoidance (IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation.Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 535-539, 1991)440
Obstacle-avoiding navigation system US Patent 5,006,988 (April 1991)58
Noise rejection for ultrasonic sensors in mobile robots (IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics andAutomation, Proceedings pp. 1727-1732. Nice, France, 1992)74
Estimation of the absolute position of mobile systems by an optoelectronic processor (IEEE Transactions or Systems,Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 953-63, 1992.)19
Error eliminating ultrasonic firing for mobile robot obstacle avoidance (IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 11, no.1, 1995)209
Mobile robot navigation in narrow aisles with ultrasonic sensors (6th Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems, California 1995)23
OmniNav: Obstacle Avoidance for Large, Non-circular, Omnidirectional Mobile Robots (ISRAM Conference, Montpellier, France, May 27-30, 1996)5
Assistive Technology for the Disabled 
Adaptive microcomputer control of an artificial knee in level walking (J. Biomedical Eng. Vol. 5, pp. 145-150, 1983)45
A mobile platform for nursing robot (IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 32, No.2, pp.158-165, 1985)83
NavChair control system for automatic assistive wheelchair navigation (Proc. 13th RESNA, Washington, June 1990)35
An assistive navigation system for wheelchairs based upon mobile robot obstacle avoidance (IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1994)83
Mobile robot obstacle avoidance in a computerized travel aid for the blind (Proc. 1994 IEEE Robotics and Automation Conf., pp. 2023-2029, Calif., May 8-13, 1994)83
The NavChair – A New Concept in Intelligent Wheelchair Control for People with Multiple Handicaps
(CSUN’s 5th Annual Conf. Technology and Persons with Disabilities)
Design criteria for obstacle avoidance in a shared control system (Proc. 16th RESNA, 1993)29
NavChair: Design of an assistive navigation system for wheelchairs (Proc. 16th RESNA, 1993)20
The NavBelt – a computerized travel aid for the blind (RESNA 16th Annual Conf. 1993)23
An identification technique for adaptive shared control in human-machine systems (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Proc. of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, pp.1299-1300, 1993)13
NavChair: an example of a shared-control system for assistive technologies (Computers for Handicapped Persons. Springer 1994)14
Method for adaptive control of human-machine systems employing disturbance response US Patent 5,555,495(September 1996)20
Auditory guidance with the Navbelt – a travel-aid for the blind (IEEE Trans. Systems, Man & Cybernetics, Volume 28, Number 3, 1998, pp. 459–467)98
The NavBelt – a computerized travel aid for the blind based on mobile-robotics technology (IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Eng.Vol. 45, No. 11, pp. 1376–1386, 1998)89
Navchair: An assistive wheelchair navigation system with automatic adaptation (Chapter in the book Assistive Technology and Artificial Intelligence, Springer, 1998)69
The NavChair Assistive Wheelchair Navigation System (IEEETrans.on Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 443-451, 1999)328
Robotics, Snake-Robot, Autonomous Vehicles 
Robotics for Engineers (Book, McGraw Hill, 1985)209
Optimal path algorithms for autonomous vehicles (Proceedings of the 18th CIRP Inter. Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, Stuttgart, Germany, June 1986)12
End-effector guidance of robot arms (CIRP Annals, Vol.36, pp.289-292, 1987)6
Motion control algorithms for sensor-equipped robots (ASMEJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 109, No.4, pp.335-344, Dec. 1987)6
Hierarchical Computer System for Autonomous Vehicle (Proceedings of the 8th Israeli Convention on CAD/CAM and Robotics, 1988)6
Estimation of Absolute spatial position of mobile systems by hybrid opto-electronic processor
(IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Int. Conf. Vol.2, pp.651-657, Nov 1989)
Task-level tour plan generation for mobile robots (IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vol.20, No.4, pp.938-943, July 1990)13
Inflatable structure US Patent 5,065,640 (September 1991)13
Estimation of the Absolute Position of Mobile Systems by an Optoelectronic Processor (IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vol.22, No.5, pp.953-963, Sep. 1992)19
Design and motion planning of a mechanical snake (IEEE Trans. Sys. Man andCybernetics, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 1091-1100, 1993)95
Experimental evaluation of an encoder trailer for dead-reckoning intracked mobile robots (Proceedings 10th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, pp. 571-576, 1995)26
Tracked mobile robot control: hybrid approach (Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 25, 1996, pp.126-138; also in Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 329-336, 1995)24
Obstacle accommodation motion planning (IEEE Trans Robotics & Automation, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 36-49, 1995)25
A simple traction control for tracked vehicles (American Control Conf., Proc., Seattle, 1995)19
Total citations for the above 168 papers:16, 490