Evolutionary Theories in Manufacturing: Inspiration from Biology, Society, and Evolutionary Computing
2010 (English)In: 10th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, IMS'10, 2010, 210-215 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Darwin's evolutionary theory of natural selection has had a strong impact on both science and culture, and has over the last decades become a popular inspiration in engineering sciences. Both the wide range of scientific areas where evolutionary theory is applied, and the simplistic metaphors used to explain evolution in schools and non-scientific situations have caused confusion of how key evolutionary concepts should be understood. In this paper, the cornerstones in biological and social evolutionary theory are identified and addressed from an engineering point of view. Previous efforts to apply evolutionary theories within engineering are then addressed and related to the needs and opportunities within manufacturing and assembly.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 210-215 p.
, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, ISSN 14746670 ; 10
Bio-inspired automation, Complex systems, Evolutionary theory, Evolvable assembly systems, Multi-agent systems
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80266ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80051971627ISBN: 978-390266177-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-80266DiVA: diva2:496145
10th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, IMS'10. Lisbon. 1 July 2010 - 2 July 2010
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201202172012-02-092012-02-092012-02-17Bibliographically approved