Publication Date

Spring 2013

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Soon-Ok Park, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

(Clare) Xueqing Tang, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Yun-Yau (Steve) Shih, Ph.D.


In this age of e-commerce, use of automated industrial machines in warehousing is necessary for lowering labor costs and increasing productivity. In many cases the high cost of implementation and slow return on investment impede the installation of these systems. Furthermore, the ongoing maintenance costs of these system may also be a dissuading factor. BrassRing is an attempt to lower the software implementation and maintenance costs for industrial horizontal carousels. By utilizing open and free platforms along with inexpensive computer equipment a business may lower its installation and customization costs significantly while also reducing future maintenance and upgrade fees. (Abstract created by OPUS staff)