Self-Organization in Manufacturing Systems: Challenges and Opportunities

  title={Self-Organization in Manufacturing Systems: Challenges and Opportunities},
  author={Paulo Leit{\~a}o},
  journal={2008 Second IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops},
The current need for flexibility, re-configurability and robustness are crucial reasons for moving to new distributed manufacturing paradigms. Approaches that inherit biological concepts, such as holonic manufacturing systems and reconfigurable manufacturing systems, address this challenge. The self-organization concept offers an alternative way of designing adaptive systems, in which autonomy, emergence and distributed functioning replace preprogramming and centralized control. This paper… CONTINUE READING

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