Agent-based control of manufacturing systems

L. Monostori, B. Kadar

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Abstract

Management of complexity, changes and disturbances is one of the key issues in production today. Distributed, agent-based (holonic) structures represent viable alternatives to hierachical systems provided with reactive/proactive capabilities. The paper outlines the difficulties which hinder their industrial acceptance. Several approaches to overcome these barriers are introduced, i.e. the use of simulation techniques for developing and testing agent-based control architectures, the holonification of existing resources and traditional (centralized/hierarchical) manufacturing systems. Finally, the cooperative use of agent-based distributed control structures and the more centralized (e.g. GA-based) schedulers is proposed aiming at systems which can handle critical complexity, reactivity, disturbance and optimality issues at the same time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999
EditorsMarcello M. Veiga, John A. Meech, Michael H. Smith, Steven R. LeClair
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages131-137
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0780354893, 9780780354890
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Event2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 10 1999Jul 15 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999
Volume1

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period7/10/997/15/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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    Monostori, L., & Kadar, B. (1999). Agent-based control of manufacturing systems. In M. M. Veiga, J. A. Meech, M. H. Smith, & S. R. LeClair (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999 (pp. 131-137). [792462] (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999; Vol. 1). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPMM.1999.792462