Distributed production control based on emergent agents

Tapio Heikkilä, Martin Kollingbaum, Paul Valckenaers, Geert-Jan Bluemink, Patrick Peeters

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    A variety of manufacturing control paradigms and principles are investigating solutions for systems of high flexibility, from the point of view of operating the system as well as maintaining the system structures and configurations.Here we introduce an emergent agent concept to implement control algorithms and application architectures for flexible control of manufacturing flow shops.We also give a more detailed overview about the building blocks of an adequate agent system architecture, the "manAge" architecture and describe an application example about electronics manufacturing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of STeP 2000
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherFinnish Artificial Intelligence Society FAIS
    ISBN (Print)951-22-5128-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th Finnish Artificial Intelligence Conference : Millennium of Artificial Intelligence - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 28 Aug 200030 Aug 2000
    Conference number: 9


    Conference9th Finnish Artificial Intelligence Conference
    Abbreviated titleSTeP 2000


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