Agent-Based Manufacturing and Control Systems: New Agile by Massimo Paolucci

By Massimo Paolucci

The authors supply a realistic consultant to fill the distance among learn and business international. Agent criteria and methodologies from layout to implementation, with targeted connection with making plans, scheduling and keep an eye on structures, are brought and associated with production details structures.

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According to Parunak [9], the design process of an MAS, especially when developed for an industrial application, is heavily architecture oriented and, like other software and information systems, its refinement is an iterative process. Parunak and colleagues [26] proposed an approach, defined as “synthetic ecosystems,” predicated on four main stages: conceptual analysis; role-playing; computer simulation; and implementation design. Even though not all these stages are provided with a supporting analysis, their definitions allow giving concrete contributions to MAS design.

Re-use: An architecture is generally related to an implicit execution model which avoids programming from scratch. Ⅲ Standards: An architecture is generally related to a set of standards allowing many advantages, among which is the awareness of the possibility to communicate with other systems. In this respect, predefined application-independent mechanisms are usually directly available to the developers as a standard procedure. Ⅲ Predictability: The MAS behavior, through the basic patterns of interactions of the instantiated agents, can be predicted up to a certain level.

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