Self-reconfiguration of industrial mobile robots

Stefanie Angerer, Rob Pooley, Ruth Aylett

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Abstract

In this paper a flexible self-reconfiguration mechanism for industrial mobile robots in car manufacturing is presented. Implemented in a holonic multi-agent system, userinserted process changes are executed self-organised. Starting with a natural-language based description of the desired process change, an uncoupled recombination mechanism is the core part of the presented approach. The novel recombination of already existing system functionalities enables the addition of new functions to an already existing system while stability and productivity are assured. A hierarchical-organised standard holon and heterarchical-organised reconfiguration holons are provided to separate the execution of routine tasks and self-reconfiguration tasks. By using the principles of holonic manufacturing and skill evolvability, the self-reconfiguration mechanism supplies functional flexibility for industrial mobile robots without uncontrolled loss of productivity. © 2010 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 4th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, SASO 2010
Pages64-73
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 4th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 27 Sep 20101 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference2010 4th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
Abbreviated titleSASO 2010
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period27/09/101/10/10

Keywords

  • Agent-based manufacturing
  • Factory automation
  • Skill recombination

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    Angerer, S., Pooley, R., & Aylett, R. (2010). Self-reconfiguration of industrial mobile robots. In Proceedings - 2010 4th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, SASO 2010 (pp. 64-73) https://doi.org/10.1109/SASO.2010.43