PLUG-AND-PRODUCE TECHNOLOGIES REAL-TIME ASPECTS - Service Oriented Architectures for SME Robots and Plug-and-Produce

Klas Nilsson, Matthias Bengel

Abstract

Plug-and-Produce (with the meaning that devices can be plugged in without any manual configurations needed) is an attractive paradigm for manufacturing systems, and in particular for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that do not have the expertise of system integrators but do need to be able to reconfigure their systems by themselves. One approach for loosely (in terms of timing) coupled devices is that of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). As can be understood from developments with multiple robot arm and online operator interactions, future applications will in some cases need real-time guarantees for performing services. That includes both real-time communication and the need to perform services with a predictable timing. A review of available technologies and inherent limitations of distributed computing leads to the conclusion that the standard SOA approach based on process oriented (like for RPCs and web services) calls similar to distributed object orientation will not be practically useful. Instead, a data or state centric approach should be adapted together with one-way message-based communication.

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Nilsson K. and Bengel M. (2008). PLUG-AND-PRODUCE TECHNOLOGIES REAL-TIME ASPECTS - Service Oriented Architectures for SME Robots and Plug-and-Produce . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce, (ICINCO 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-31-9, pages 249-254. DOI: 10.5220/0001504702490254


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@conference{service oriented architectures for smerobots and plug-and-produce08,
author={Klas Nilsson and Matthias Bengel},
title={PLUG-AND-PRODUCE TECHNOLOGIES REAL-TIME ASPECTS - Service Oriented Architectures for SME Robots and Plug-and-Produce},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce, (ICINCO 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={249-254},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001504702490254},
isbn={978-989-8111-31-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce, (ICINCO 2008)
TI - PLUG-AND-PRODUCE TECHNOLOGIES REAL-TIME ASPECTS - Service Oriented Architectures for SME Robots and Plug-and-Produce
SN - 978-989-8111-31-9
AU - Nilsson K.
AU - Bengel M.
PY - 2008
SP - 249
EP - 254
DO - 10.5220/0001504702490254