New paradigm of the transport automation and transport artificial intelligence can be formulated as railway transport digitalization or, in particular, railway station digitalization. The digitalization provides development and implementation of fundamentally new forms of intelligent functioning and the methods of intelligent complex systems. The paper reveals the possibilities of railway sorting robotics. The cyber-physical system, which uses internet of things and multi-agent ideology, is formed. The algorithm of control over robots-uncouplers and mathematical model of their interaction are provided.


Digital marshalling yard Cyber-physical systems Internet of things Multi-agent systems Robots-uncouplers 


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  1. 1.Russia JSC «NIIAS», Rostov BranchRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.Rostov State Transport UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

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