Pekka Appelqvist

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An approach to extend process automation systems with cooperating subprocess agents is presented in this paper. According to this approach a society of subprocess agents supervises an ordinary process automation system. The functionality of this agent layer includes supervising the lower-level automation system, semi-autonomous reconfiguration of its(More)
Societies are formed as collaborative structures to execute tasks which are not possible or are difficult for individuals alone. There are many types of biological societies formed by animals, but societies formed by machines or robots are still rare. This paper introduces the concept of an application oriented robot society formed by autonomous underwater(More)
This paper studies issues concerning the application of cooperative information agents to information handling in automation systems. The suggested approach utilizes agent-based layer as an extension to ordinary automation system, thus offering new functions without the need of replacing the existing automation system. The proposed architecture uses(More)
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