An Agent Architecture for Manufacturing Control: manAge

Martin Kollingbaum, Tapio Heikkilä, Paul Valckenaers, Geert-Jan Bluemink

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In this paper we introduce agent concepts to implement control algorithms and application architectures for flexible control in manufacturing. We list requirements for the implementation of the agent itself, assess existing concepts of agent architectures, and give a more detailed overview about the building blocks of an adequate agent system architecture by describing the “manAge” agent system implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-331
JournalComputers in Industry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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