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Simulation of Multiagent-Based Agile Manufacturing

Excerpt

At the Utrecht University of Applied Science we are developing an agent-based software infrastructure for agile industrial manufacturing of microdevices. This manufacturing is done on special devices called equiplets. A grid of these equiplets connected by a fast network is capable of producing an variety of different products in parallel. The multi-agent-based software infrastructure is responsible for the agile manufacturing. To test our concepts, a simulation was build based on the Jade framework, a Java-based framework for distributed multiagent systems.

  • Abstract
  • Keywords:
  • Introduction
  • Agents
  • Multi-Agent Production System
  • Simulation
  • Results
  • Related Work
  • Conclusion
  • References

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