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Agent-Based Synthesis of Distributed Controllers for Discrete Manufacturing Systems

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A method for designing real-time distributed controllers of discrete manufacturing systems is presented. The approach held is agent based; the controller strategy is distributed into several interacting agents that operate each one on a part of the manufacturing process; these agents may be distributed into several interconnected processors. The proposed method consists of a modelling methodology and software development framework that provides a generic agent architecture and communication facilities supporting the interaction among agents.

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E. López-Mellado, "Agent-Based Synthesis of Distributed Controllers for Discrete Manufacturing Systems," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2011, pp. 137-145. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2011.43015.

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