An agent architecture for manufacturing control: ManAge

Tapio Heikkilä (Corresponding Author), Martin Kollingbaum, Paul Valckenaers, Geert-Jan Bluemink

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    In this paper we introduce agent concepts to implement control algorithms and application architectures for flexible control in manufacturing. We list requirements for the implementation of the agent itself, assess existing concepts of agent architectures, and give a more detailed overview about the building blocks of an adequate agent system architecture by describing the “manAge” agent system implementation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)315-331
    Number of pages17
    JournalComputers in Industry
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • manufacturing control
    • agent technologies
    • multi-agent systems
    • distributed control


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