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Self-organizing assembly systems

Self-organizing assembly systems
Self-organizing assembly systems
This paper addresses a vision of future manufacturing systems, which are highly agile, user friendly, and increasingly based on autonomous components. Evolvable assembly systems (EASs) provide a solution for agile assembly, including a concept for reconfigurability with modularity at the mechanical as well as at the control level. It takes the multilateral relations among product, processes, and systems into account and allows the systems to evolve together with the requirements. Self-organizing assembly systems (SOASs) are a further development of EAS, allowing them to play an active role in layout design and production. This paper focuses on the self-organization mechanisms for the design of SOAS, as well as the system architecture, including agents and self-knowledge. Agentified modules participate in their own arrangement in the system layout and monitor themselves during production. Policies and metadata for self-management during production are described, and performance metrics for agility scenarios are indicated.
1094-6977
885-897
Frei, Regina
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Di Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna
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Frei, Regina
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Di Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna
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Frei, Regina and Di Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna (2011) Self-organizing assembly systems. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, 41 (6), 885-897. (doi:10.1109/TSMCC.2010.2098027).

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Abstract

This paper addresses a vision of future manufacturing systems, which are highly agile, user friendly, and increasingly based on autonomous components. Evolvable assembly systems (EASs) provide a solution for agile assembly, including a concept for reconfigurability with modularity at the mechanical as well as at the control level. It takes the multilateral relations among product, processes, and systems into account and allows the systems to evolve together with the requirements. Self-organizing assembly systems (SOASs) are a further development of EAS, allowing them to play an active role in layout design and production. This paper focuses on the self-organization mechanisms for the design of SOAS, as well as the system architecture, including agents and self-knowledge. Agentified modules participate in their own arrangement in the system layout and monitor themselves during production. Policies and metadata for self-management during production are described, and performance metrics for agility scenarios are indicated.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 7 February 2011
Published date: 1 November 2011

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Local EPrints ID: 433034
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/433034
ISSN: 1094-6977
PURE UUID: 0b0a39b6-7e6e-4dc6-a446-902679fecdeb
ORCID for Regina Frei: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0953-6413

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Date deposited: 07 Aug 2019 16:30
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:21

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