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PRIME as a Generic Agent Based Framework to Support Pluggability and Reconfigurability Using Different Technologies

  • André Dionísio RochaEmail author
  • Diogo Barata
  • Giovanni Di Orio
  • Tiago Santos
  • José Barata
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 450)

Abstract

Presently the manufacturers are facing a challenging and important period. The markets are very different comparatively to the past, with constant changes and facing a big crisis. Hence, with these new characteristics is very important for the companies quick adaptations in order to take advantage of new business opportunities. However on the shop floor is not easy reconfigure the production lines to perform new tasks. The PRIME framework presents an agent based solution capable to rapidly reconfigure and readapt the production line using standard technology. In this paper is demonstrated the usability of this framework with three completely different technologies. With this flexibility, using PRIME it is possible perform plug and produce, reconfigurability and monitoring for all kind of technologies, not obligating the companies to reform all components in the line, avoiding external costs and stoppages.

Keywords

Multiagent systems Standard technology Plug and Produce Reconfigurability Distributed systems Evolvable production systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Dionísio Rocha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Diogo Barata
    • 1
  • Giovanni Di Orio
    • 1
  • Tiago Santos
    • 1
  • José Barata
    • 1
  1. 1.CTS - Uninova, Departamento de Engenharia ElectrotécnicaFaculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal

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