Rockwell automation agents for manufacturing

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Rockwell automation agents for manufacturing
The paper provides an overview of the agent-based solutions developed by the Rockwell Automation company for the purposes of industrial control. Using agent-based manufacturing control, a higher degree of flexibility and reconfigurability of manufacturing solutions as well as higher robustness of the industrial systems can be achieved. Specific solutions connected with the proposed agent architecture, with implementation of the real-time control agents as well as with the information transfer among the SW agents and the real-time agents in a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) are presented. Attention is also paid to the simulation of both the agent-based manufacturing facilities and their control systems. A simulation environment MAST for material handling systems has been implemented in JADE. The opportunity to re-use directly the simulation software on the agent control level is one of the most important features of MAST. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.2.1 [Artificial Intelli...
Vladimír Marík, Pavel Vrba, Kenwood
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ATAL
Authors Vladimír Marík, Pavel Vrba, Kenwood H. Hall, Francisco P. Maturana
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