Enhancement of distributed production systems through software agents

@article{Sauter2001EnhancementOD,
  title={Enhancement of distributed production systems through software agents},
  author={Thilo Sauter and Pierre Massotte},
  journal={ETFA 2001. 8th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation. Proceedings (Cat. No.01TH8597)},
  year={2001},
  pages={267-272 vol.1}
}
Much work is in progress in order to improve acceptability, effectiveness and service of modern production systems. This is particularly true when ecology and the new e-business constraints are considered. Within this framework, the use of software agents in factory automation is a rather new topic. We present the EC-funded PABADIS project, which aims at employing partially mobile software agents to facilitate production planning and eliminate constraints of the traditional centralized approach… CONTINUE READING
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