Multiagent Mechatronic Systems with Simulation on the Loop

Luis Ribeiro, Jose Barata, Dean Whittingslow, Roland Krain

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Abstract

This paper details the FP7 IDEAS project multiagent mechatronic architecture. In particular the technical details that support plug and produce of individual modules or stations are discussed. To highlight the generic approach of the core agent-based mechatronic platform an example where a virtual station is introduced and seamlessly interacts with the physical systems is highlighted. This example has, therefore, the dual purpose of showing the generic aspects of the reference architecture, and its implementation, and describing the technicalities that support the introduction of virtual components in the "loop" of the physical systems which goes far beyond mere simulation of assembly systems. This flexibility opens wide the door for improved system analysis where just specific components have to be simulated whereas the remaining dynamic is the one of the real system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS (SMC 2013)
PublisherIEEE
Pages3842-3847
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) - Manchester
Duration: 13 Oct 201316 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
CityManchester
Period13/10/1316/10/13

Keywords

  • multiagent systems
  • simulation
  • advanced mechatronics

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