Agent and cyber-physical system based self-organizing and self-adaptive intelligent shopfloor

Zhang, Y., Qian, C., Lv, J. and Liu, Y. (2017) Agent and cyber-physical system based self-organizing and self-adaptive intelligent shopfloor. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 13(2), pp. 737-747. (doi:10.1109/TII.2016.2618892)

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Abstract

The increasing demand of customized production results in huge challenges to the traditional manufacturing systems. In order to allocate resources timely according to the production requirements and to reduce disturbances, a framework for the future intelligent shopfloor is proposed in this paper. The framework consists of three primary models, namely the model of smart machine agent, the self-organizing model, and the self-adaptive model. A cyber-physical system for manufacturing shopfloor based on the multiagent technology is developed to realize the above-mentioned function models. Gray relational analysis and the hierarchy conflict resolution methods were applied to achieve the self-organizing and self-adaptive capabilities, thereby improving the reconfigurability and responsiveness of the shopfloor. A prototype system is developed, which has the adequate flexibility and robustness to configure resources and to deal with disturbances effectively. This research provides a feasible method for designing an autonomous factory with exception-handling capabilities.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Liu, Dr Ying
Authors: Zhang, Y., Qian, C., Lv, J., and Liu, Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1551-3203
ISSN (Online):1941-0050
Published Online:20 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 13(2): 737-747
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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