Embodied intelligence to turn evolvable assembly systems reality

Regina Frei, Jose Barata

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    Evolvable Assembly Systems may successfully resolve industry's problems with low volume / high change productions; thanks to Embodied Intelligence, systems can play an active role in the engineering procedure. Modules do not only consist of their physical body including small local controllers, but also represent themselves in Virtual Reality. Interacting with each other, they Self-Organize to fulfill the everchanging production requirements. Systems become user-friendly, distributed and more autonomous.

    This article concretizes the required control solution by detailing the different controlrelated issues and tasks at hand. Examples of information needed for computerreadable specifications of parts, processes and system modules are given. A navigator system is proposed to transform resource-independent assembly instructions into layout-specific executables.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInnovation in manufacturing networks
    Subtitle of host publicationeighth IFIP international conference on information technology for balanced automation systems, Porto, Portugal, June 23–25, 2008
    EditorsAmerico Azevedo
    Place of PublicationBoston, MA, USA
    ISBN (Electronic)9780387094922
    ISBN (Print)9780387094915
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event8th IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 23 Jun 200825 Jun 2008

    Publication series

    NameIFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing
    ISSN (Electronic)1571-5736


    Conference8th IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems


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