Environment to simulate distributed agent based manufacturing systems

Andre Dionisio Rocha, Pedro Barroca, Giovanni Dal Maso, Jose Barata Oliveira

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With the constant evolution of markets, new paradigms have emerged. Those new paradigms require solutions more versatile and able to cope with the unexpected changes. The world of manufacturing involves many risks and in order to reduce initial investments it is frequent to use virtual environments like simulators. This document presents a functional architecture of integration between a generic simulator and a multi-agent system, in order to meet the requirements of evolutions in manufacturing and the demand for customized products. One implementation case and results are presented as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Computational Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X


  • Distributed systems
  • Industry 4.0
  • Multi-agent system
  • Plug and produce
  • Simulation

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