ANEMONA: A Mulit-agent Methodology for Holonic Manufacturing by Vicente Botti, Adriana Giret (auth.)

By Vicente Botti, Adriana Giret (auth.)

ANEMONA is a multi-agent approach (MAS) technique for holonic production procedure (HMS) research and layout, in accordance with HMS necessities. ANEMONA defines a combined top-down and bottom-up improvement strategy, and gives HMS-specific guidance to aid the clothier in choosing and imposing holons. In ANEMONA, the desired HMS is split into concrete elements that shape diverse "views" of the system.

The improvement technique of ANEMONA offers transparent and HMS-specific modeling directions for HMS designers, and entire improvement stages for the HMS existence cycle. The research section is outlined in levels: process requisites research, and Holon identity and Specification. This research presents high-level HMS necessities from the necessities, adopting a top-down recursive procedure. a bonus of this recursive research is that its effects, i.e. the research types, offer a collection of effortless parts and assembling principles. the following degree is Holon layout, a bottom-up technique to supply the procedure structure from the research versions of the former degree. The Holons Implementation level produces an Executable Code for the SetUp and Configuration level. eventually, maintenances capabilities are carried out within the Operation and upkeep stage.

ANEMONA: A Multi-agent method for Holonic production Systems should be of curiosity to researchers and postgraduate scholars interested by synthetic intelligence and software program engineering, in addition to to production engineers in and academia.

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In this sense, manufacturing holons are semi-autonomous. This characteristic is defined implicitly in the way that 41 42 4 HMS Development holons are organized to cooperate. A holarchy is a “loosely coupled” and temporal hierarchical structure in which there is a certain level of subordination to the holon that manages it (for example, the staff holon of the PROSA architecture, or the coordinator holon of the cooperation domains, see Sect. 3). At the same time each holon is an autonomous entity that acts in cooperation interactions.

6 Four recursion levels of the AG example If the national company is not subdivided into city companies or autonomous companies, then the national company is a traditional MAS composed of national domain-specific agents (abstract agents of recursion level 0), which are interrelated agents and carry out specific functions. These national domain-specific agents define the services provided by the national company inside the country and outside the country. 4 Abstract Agent 37 whole. In summary, the final result of the analysis should be similar to Fig.

Moreover, all manufacturing units cooperate in order to achieve the overall manufacturing goals. With respect to these goals, a holon never deliberately rejects cooperation with another holon. Only when the requested actions are impossible or strongly disadvantageous to the manufacturing process, does it refuse their execution [11]. Coordination, negotiation, bargaining, and other cooperation techniques allow holons to flexibly interact with other holons in an abstract way. Regarding cooperation, a great number of specific approaches exist in MAS: see [67] and [68] for an overview.

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