Jacquie Jarvis

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Holonic manufacturing is a concept of considerable promise as it can provide the flexibility and responsiveness required by virtual enterprises. However, if this promise is to be realised, two key issues need to be addressed. First, migration strategies must be developed to enable existing manufacturing systems using conventional controller technology to(More)
Ajith Abraham, Dennis Jarvis, Jacquie Jarvis and Lakhmi Jain aNorwegian Center of Excellence for Quantifiable Quality of Service, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, O.S. Bragstads plass 2E, N-7491 Trondheim Norway E-mail: ajith.abraham@ieee.org bCentre for Intelligent and Networked Systems, CQ University Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702,(More)
Executive Summary The Gift Box Packing Cell has been constructed at Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing in order to demonstrate JACK-based holonic control and illustrate how a packing environment can be responsive to change. The cell, with its industrial strength hardware, enables a customer to select three Gillette™ personal grooming(More)
JACK TM is an implementation of the Belief/Desire/Intention model of rational agency with extensions to support the design and execution of agent systems where team structures, real-time control, repeatability and linkage with legacy code are critical. This chapter presents the JACK TM multi-agent systems platform. The chapter begins with a discussion of(More)
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