Before the optimal actions of a robot in a system can be determined, the system itself has to be understood. The subparts of the system can interact with each other and a model is used to formalize the values with mathematical equations. A typical example is a bathtube process, in which water floods into a tube. Such a system can be visualized with a computer graphic and can be described with the QSIM tool.
Another slightly more powerful modeling technique is a randomized model. Here is the idea to create a event transition graph which describes the working of the system with a probabilistic approach. This allows to describe a system even not all details are understood.
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