Coalitions of manufacturing components for shop floor agility - the CoBASA architecture
by Jose Barata, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations (IJNVO), Vol. 2, No. 1, 2003

Abstract: In this article, an agent-based architecture in which cooperation is regulated by contracts is proposed as a flexible approach to dynamic shop floor re-engineering. It describes the dynamic and flexible cooperation of manufacturing agents, representing manufacturing resources and how they can be created from a generic agent template. Agents' behaviour and contract types and structure are discussed. The first experimental results are also introduced.

Online publication date: Wed, 08-Oct-2003

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