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Judging the value of additional information on the performance of intelligent agents in manufacturing control
Author(s): John M. Usher; Yichi Wang
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Paper Abstract

In recent years we have seen the exploration of the use of multiagent systems to provide control of manufacturing systems. This paper provides a brief review of agent-based systems applied to manufacturing control discussing the principle factors that contribute to defining the uniqueness of their design. The question arises in the development of such systems as to how much information about present processing and predicted future processing should be used in the negotiation and generation of plans for use in routing parts through the system. This paper explores this issue by first discussing the details of the negotiation mechanism employed. Then the results of tests are presented that compare the performance of the manufacturing system when the controlling agents are provided with the different forms of information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4192, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III, (13 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403645
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John M. Usher, Mississippi State Univ. (United States)
Yichi Wang, Mississippi State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4192:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; Angappa Gunasekaran, Editor(s)

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