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Evolvable Assembly Systems: A Development Roadmap
New University of Lisbon, Portugal .
UNINOVA, Portugal .
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering. (Adaptive Manufacturing Systems)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0006-283X
2006 (English)In: IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A new paradigm, the Evolvable Assembly Systems (EAS), was recently proposed. This paradigm provides a complete new view on how assembly systems should be designed and developed. Because the control system is one of the key aspects for a successful implementation of EAS this paper proposes a development roadmap to pinpoint directions of research on how control systems should be developed. It is expected that with this information the industry can envision the potential benefits in terms of competitiveness of this approach; still, this paper is especially targeted to motivate researchers from self-organisation and distributed assembly systems to engage in this endeavour together. In particular, topics on self-organisation, emergence, dynamical systems, and distributed artificial intelligence can be the backbone of truly self-adapting assembly systems. In fact EAS seems to be a really demanding and grounded case-study for the referred research communities.

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Keyword [en]
Evolvable assembly systems, Multi-agent systems, Self-organisation
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
SRA - Production
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-127881ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79961175436ISBN: 978-390266104-3OAI: diva2:646524
12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, INCOM 2006, and Associated Industrial Meetings; Saint - Etienne, France, 17-19 May 2006

QC 20130925

Available from: 2013-09-09 Created: 2013-09-09 Last updated: 2016-06-20Bibliographically approved

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