A multiagent approach is proposed to develop federated systems in manufacturing. Applications are directed to systems integration, concurrent product design, scheduling and production planning and control. A balance between the complexity of multiagent system, its implementation difficulties and potential advantages is discussed. Recent experiences in projects involving distributed manufacturing information systems (PEER), concurrent engineering (CIM-FACE), the supervision and scheduling of integrated manufacturing systems (HOLOS) as well as prospective projects in the control of flexible cell are presented to illustrate the proposal.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th IFAC Symposium on Low Cost Automation 1995 (LCA '95)|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Sep 1995|
|Event||4th IFAC Symposium on Low Cost Automation 1995 (LCA '95) - Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Duration: 13 Sep 1995 → 15 Sep 1995
|Conference||4th IFAC Symposium on Low Cost Automation 1995 (LCA '95)|
|Period||13/09/95 → 15/09/95|