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An evolvable robotic assembly cell
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering, Production Systems. (Adaptive Manufacturing Systems)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0006-283X
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering, Production Systems.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
2011 (English)In: IECON 2011 / [ed] Armando Colombo, Melbourne: IEEE , 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The work presented in this paper intends toclarify how the Evolvable Production Systems (EPS)paradigm has been used to develop a robotic assembly cellbased on a fully reconfigurable robot. The work includessome detail of the multiagent architecture based on coalitionsof assembly modules and how this was successfully used toimplement the control architecture for EPS. Finally, it willintroduce the issue of unprdictable behaviour as an approachto dealing with dnamic conditions, and how this may be addressed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Melbourne: IEEE , 2011.
Keyword [en]
Assembly systems, multiagents, agile shop floor
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
SRA - Production
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-39036OAI: diva2:439255
IEEE, IES comference on applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence.
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 20110913Available from: 2011-09-13 Created: 2011-09-07 Last updated: 2012-06-19Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Evolvable Production Systems: Demand Responsive Planning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evolvable Production Systems: Demand Responsive Planning
2011 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Dynamic and unforeseeable characteristic of the current market and production environment is not feasible to be met through pre-set parameters being dependent on the predictions. Handling this matter requires to keep focus on production system adaptability. Evolvable Production System has achieved fully system reconfigurability through process oriented modularity and multi agent based distributed control system architecture. One of the essential enhancements provided by EPS on the shop floor is achieving minimized/eliminated system setup time in response to changing product requirements.

Manufacturing planning and control system, on the other hand, follows hierarchical principles which are quite much reliant on the predicted information so to structure production and planning environment on it. Production system limitations, such as lack of adaptability in response to changing conditions, are in fact influencing the planning system to be structured on the predictions. The enhancements which are ensured by the architecture of EPS enable to relax the constraints on planning system which are imposed by the limitations of production system. These enhancements have an effect at different levels in the planning hierarchy. On the light of these improvements, the planning framework as it is used so far in the industry becomes invalid and this arise a requirement for planning system structure to be designed according to a fully reconfigurable system to be able to benefit such a production system by all means.

This thesis targets to enlighten the relation between the production system characteristics and planning system structure by emphasizing the planning problems and proposing a planning reference architecture solution to be able achieve a responsive planning framework.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2011. vi, 71 p.
TRITA-IIP, ISSN 1650-1888 ; 2011:12
Evolvable Production System, distributed control planning, demand responsive, dynamic planning
National Category
Mechanical Engineering Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-48562 (URN)978-91-7501-167-7 (ISBN)
2011-11-18, M311, KTH, Brinellvägen 66, Stockholm, 14:37 (English)
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework ProgrammeXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research

QC 20140916

Available from: 2011-11-24 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2014-09-16Bibliographically approved

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