Designing self-organization for evolvable assembly systems

Regina Frei, Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Jose Barata

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    Abstract

    Current solutions for industrial manufacturing assembly systems do not suit the needs of mass customization industry, which is facing low production volumes, many variants and rapidly changing conditions. This paper proposes the concept of self-organizing evolvable assembly systems, where assembly system modules and product parts to be assembled self-organize and self-adapt (among others, choose their coalition partners, their location and monitor themselves) in order to easily and quickly produce a new or reconfigured assembly system each time a new product order arrives or each time a failure or weakness arises in the current assembly system. This paper presents the design and partial implementation of such a system following an architecture for self-organizing and self-adaptive systems based on policies enforced at run-time on the basis of collected and updated metadata. As a case study, the assembly of a adhesive tape roller dispenser is considered.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSecond IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, 2008. SASO '08
    EditorsS. Brueckner
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages97-106
    ISBN (Print)9780769534046
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventSecond IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, 2008. SASO '08 - Congress Center at San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy
    Duration: 20 Oct 200824 Oct 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceSecond IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, 2008. SASO '08
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityVenice
    Period20/10/0824/10/08

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