Evolvable Systems: An Approach to Self-X Production
2010 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH CIRP-SPONSORED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY / [ed] Huang GQ, Mak KL, Maropoulos PG, 2010, Vol. 66, 789-802 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Current major road mapping efforts, such as ManuFuture, Fut Man and EUPASS, have all clearly underlined that true industrial sustainability will require far higher levels of systems' autonomy and adaptability. In accordance with these recommendations, the Evolvable Production Systems (EPS) has aimed at developing such technological solutions and support mechanisms. Since its inception in 2002 as a next generation of production systems, the concept is being further developed and tested to emerge as a production system paradigm. The essence of evolvability resides not only in the ability of system components to adapt to the changing conditions of operation, but also to assist in the evolution of these components in time such that processes may become self-X, x standing for one more desirable properties of a system subjected to a variable operation condition such as self-evolvable, self-reconfigurable, self-tuning, self-diagnosing, etc. Characteristically, Evolvable systems have distributed control, and are composed of intelligent modules integrated. To assist the development and life cycle issues, comprehensive methodological framework is being developed. A concerted effort is being exerted through European research projects in collaboration with European manufacturers, technology/equipment suppliers, and universities. After briefly stating the fundamental concepts of EPS, this paper presents current developments and applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 66, 789-802 p.
, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, ISSN 1867-5662 ; 66
Evolvable Systems, Modularity, Distributed Control
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26054DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-10430-5_61ISI: 000276236600061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26054DiVA: diva2:369439
6th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology Hong Kong, PEOPLES R CHINA, DEC 14-16, 2009
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201101282010-11-102010-11-102012-06-19Bibliographically approved