Intelligent mechatronic system with decentralised control and multi-agent planning

Andrei Kalachev, Gulnara Zhabelova, Valeriy Vyatkin, Dennis Jarvis, Cheng Pang

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Abstract

Flexibility and reconfigurability of production systems requires intelligent devices and products that enables easy integration and reconfiguration eliminating the need of explicit programing the functionality of resulting system. This lead to the development of such concept as Intelligent Mechatronic Component. However, coordinating such distributed self-contained components into the desired logic of operation is a challenging task. Multi-agent systems (MAS) architecture provides necessary features for seamless integration of individual functionalities of agents into system's behaviour by self-configuration. The presented study explores an approach where MAS realizes high level coordination tasks while IMCs provides embedded services. MAS is realized in GORITE goal-oriented team programming framework deployed as web service in the Cloud. Low-level control of IMCs is developed in IEC 61499. The paper presents a case study of a Pick and Place manipulator composed of intelligent cylinders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018
PublisherIEEE
Pages3126-3133
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509066841
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - Washington, United States
Duration: 21 Oct 201823 Oct 2018
Conference number: 44

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1553-572X

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Abbreviated titleIECON
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period21/10/201823/10/2018

Keywords

  • Flexible production
  • GORITE
  • IEC 61499
  • Industry 4.0
  • Manufacturing
  • MAS framework
  • Multi-Agent Systems (MAS)

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    Kalachev, A., Zhabelova, G., Vyatkin, V., Jarvis, D., & Pang, C. (2018). Intelligent mechatronic system with decentralised control and multi-agent planning. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018 (pp. 3126-3133). [8591390] (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2018.8591390