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Application of agent building tools in factory scheduling and control systems
Author(s): Goutam Satapathy; Jun Lang; Renato Levy
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Paper Abstract

The task of building a multiagent system using traditional software tools is a complex and error-prone process. Therefore, we have developed an agent infrastructure called Cybele and a verification tool called DIVA for building agent based systems suited for large distributed applications. These tools enforce simple coding practice and facilitate generation of complex systems. These tools in the context of factory scheduling will allow the agent designers to design and assign roles to the problem-solving entities, design and verify interaction protocols, and subsequently use the distributed system either as a simulation or as a control and execution system. In this paper, we discuss how Cybele and DIVA can be used in designing a system that solves dynamic scheduling problems in real-time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4208, Network Intelligence: Internet-based Manufacturing, (29 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411779
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Goutam Satapathy, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (United States)
Jun Lang, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (United States)
Renato Levy, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4208:
Network Intelligence: Internet-based Manufacturing
Nina M. Berry, Editor(s)

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