Implementing self-organisation and self-management in evolvable assembly systems

Regina Frei, Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Nuno Pereira, Jose Belo, Jose Barata

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    Evolvable assembly systems (EAS) are intended to tackle the challenges of agile manufacturing: high responsiveness, the ability to cope with ever-changing requirements, many variants and small lot sizes. This article discusses self-organising evolvable assembly systems (SO-EAS), which are a research direction of EAS focusing on self-organisation and self-management. SO-EAS are composed of modules with local intelligence and self-knowledge, able to self-organise to form a suitable shop-floor layout which fulfills a generic assembly plan received in input. During production, the modules self-manage while executing the assembly tasks. This article reports on the latest implementation advances, such as the integration of the agent platform Jade with the reasoning engine Jess.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIndustrial Electronics (ISIE), 2010 IEEE International Symposium on
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Print)9781424463909
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventISIE 2010, IEEE symposium of industrial electronics - Bari, Italy
    Duration: 4 Jul 20107 Jul 2010


    ConferenceISIE 2010, IEEE symposium of industrial electronics


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