Overview of the PhD Project: Agile Control Architecture for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems - Bringing Flexible Manufacturing to the Next Level

Daniël Telgen, Erik Puik, Leo van Moergestel, John-Jules Meyer

Abstract

Agile Manufacturing is a paradigm that creates a shorter time to market in the manufacturing industry. In this project a hybrid architecture using Robot Operating Nodes and Multi Agent Systems is developed that is used to create flexible manufacturing systems where all systems are autonomous. In this system both products and manufacturing systems have an agent that represents and controls the hardware. The research problems focuses on several aspects of this project, including a quick overview of the hybrid architecture that has been developed and several problems that will need to be researched in the project. These problems include ways to automatically generate control instructions on the machines based on a products demand, safety aspects of reconfigurable machines and practical problems like scheduling. Related work is discussed to show that the current work is state of the art and that the agent approach for this research is valid. The impact of this project is to enable the use of agent technology in the manufacturing industry and to research & develop a proof of concept system that can be used for experimental research and test by industry.

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Telgen D., Puik E., van Moergestel L. and Meyer J. (2014). Overview of the PhD Project: Agile Control Architecture for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems - Bringing Flexible Manufacturing to the Next Level . In Doctoral Consortium - DCAART, (ICAART 2014) ISBN Not Available, pages 31-36


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@conference{dcaart14,
author={Daniël Telgen and Erik Puik and Leo van Moergestel and John-Jules Meyer},
title={Overview of the PhD Project: Agile Control Architecture for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems - Bringing Flexible Manufacturing to the Next Level},
booktitle={Doctoral Consortium - DCAART, (ICAART 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={31-36},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
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}


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TY - CONF
JO - Doctoral Consortium - DCAART, (ICAART 2014)
TI - Overview of the PhD Project: Agile Control Architecture for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems - Bringing Flexible Manufacturing to the Next Level
SN - Not Available
AU - Telgen D.
AU - Puik E.
AU - van Moergestel L.
AU - Meyer J.
PY - 2014
SP - 31
EP - 36
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