Nicolas F Soria Zurita

Nicolas F Soria Zurita
Pennsylvania State University | Penn State · School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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Introduction
Nicolas Soria currently works at the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University. Nicolas does research in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering and Human Factors Engineering. Their most recent publication is 'Design of Complex Engineered Systems Using Multi-Agent Coordination'.

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During the design process, user considerations such as usability, safety, and comfort should be adequately developed by designers. Nevertheless, traditional design engineering methodologies have limitations to incorporate human factors engineering principles during early design phases. Common human factors methods utilize virtual or physical protot...
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Although necessary for complex problem solving, such as engineering design, team agility is often difficult to achieve in practice. The evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) affords unique opportunities for supporting team problem solving. While integrating assistive AI agents into human teams has at times improved team performance, it is still...
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Human subject experiments are performed to evaluate the influence of artificial intelligence (AI) process management on human design teams solving a complex engineering problem and compare that to the influence of human process management. Participants are grouped into teams of five individuals and asked to generate a drone fleet and plan routes to...
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Managing the design process of teams has been shown to considerably improve problem-solving behaviors and resulting final outcomes. Automating this activity presents significant opportunities in delivering interventions that dynamically adapt to the state of a team in order to reap the most impact. In this work, an Artificial Intelligent (AI) agent...
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As Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistance tools become more ubiquitous in engineering design, it becomes increasingly necessary to understand the influence of AI assistance on the design process and design effectiveness. Previous work has shown the advantages of incorporating AI design agents to assist human designers. However, the influence of AI...
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As Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistance tools become more ubiquitous in engineering design, it becomes increasingly necessary to understand the influence of AI assistance on the design process and design effectiveness. Previous work has shown the advantages of incorporating AI design agents to assist human designers. However, the influence of AI...
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Human subject experiments are performed to assess the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) agents on distributed human design teams and individual human designers. In the team experiment, participants in teams of six develop and operate a drone fleet to deliver parcels routed to multiple locations of a target market. Among the design teams in the...
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The rapid digitalization of the world has affected engineering and design in a variety of ways, including the introduction of new computer-aided ideation tools. Cognitive assistants (CA), an increasingly common digital technology, use natural-language processing and artificial intelligence to provide computational support. Because cognitive assista...
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Human-computer hybrid teams can meet challenges in designing complex engineered systems. However, the understanding of interaction in the hybrid teams is lacking. We review the literature and identify four key attributes to construct design research platforms that support multi-phase design, hybrid teams, multiple design scenarios, and data logging...
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Human-computer hybrid teams can meet challenges in designing complex engineered systems. However, the understanding of interaction in the hybrid teams is lacking. We review the literature and identify four key attributes to construct design research platforms that support multi-phase design, hybrid teams, multiple design scenarios, and data logging...
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Engineers have developed different design methodologies capable of identifying failure modes of engineering systems. The most common methods used in industry are failure modes and effects analysis, and failure modes effects and criticality analysis. Nevertheless, such methodologies have a significant limitation regarding incorporating the final use...
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During the design process, designers must satisfy customer needs while adequately developing engineering objectives. Among these engineering objectives, human considerations such as user interactions, safety, and comfort are indispensable during the design process. Nevertheless, traditional design engineering methodologies have significant limitati...
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The objective of this research is to support DfX considerations in the early phases of design. In order to do conduct DfX, designers need access to pertinent downstream knowledge that is keyed to early stage design activities and problem knowledge. Product functionality is one such “key” connection between early understanding of the design problem...
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During the design of products and systems, engineers must quickly and accurately satisfy customer needs while adequately developing the required system functions with the minimum number of failures. Identifying potential failure modes during early design stages is essential to create reliable designs. Different engineering methodologies such as Fai...
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In complex engineering systems, complexity may arise by design, or as a by-product of the system's operation. In either case, the cause of complexity is the same: The unpredictable manner in which interactions among components modify system behavior. Traditionally, two different approaches are used to handle such complexity: (i) a centralized desig...
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The design of complex engineered systems is challenging, especially in early design stages due to the complex emergent behavior that often results in unforeseen failures. Emergent behavior is a distinctive aspect of systems in which the exhibited behavior of the system is more complex than the behavior of the individual components that shape the sy...
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In complex engineering systems, complexity may arise by design, or as a by-product of the system’s operation. In either case, the root cause of complexity is the same: the unpredictable manner in which interactions among components modify system behavior. Traditionally, two different approaches are used to handle such complexity: (i) a centralized...
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This paper presents a Multiagent Systems based design approach for designing a self-replicating robotic manufacturing factory in space. Self-replicating systems are complex and require the coordination of many tasks which are difficult to control. This paper presents an innovative concept using Multiagent Systems to design a robotic factory for spa...
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En el presente trabajo se diseñó y construyó una plataforma submarina motorizada operada a control remoto. La plataforma es capaz de portar sistemas de control y visión, y sensores de navegación. Como primera etapa del proyecto, se realizó una investigación sobre los robots submarinos existentes. En base a información bibliográfica y considerando l...

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