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A Decision Making Methodology for Robot Selection Using Inner Product of Vectors

S. Senthil, C. Anitha, R. Arunpandi, S.P. Venkatachalam


Robots have simplified the human works. Today varieties of Robots are available. Selection of a robot for a specific industrial application is a complex and most challenging problem in real time manufacturing environment .Improper selection will affect the productivity and profitability of firm. Selection of Robot is a multi criteria decision making problem involving a large number of attributes. It is necessary to have a efficient approach is needed to select the best alternative robots. A new method called Inner Product of Vectors is proposed in this paper for robot selection which considers the relative importance of robot selection attributes. An example is taken to validate the proposed method. The methodology has proved to be an effective tool for selecting the best robot that meets the users requirement. Results of example showed the potential of proposed method.


Multi Criteria Decision Making, Robot Selection, Inner Product of Vectors

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