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Agile assembly architecture : an agent based approach to modular precision assembly systems

Alfred A. Rizzi, Jay Gowdy, R. L. Hollis
Abstract: "This paper serves to present our initial thoughts on the design of an architecture for highly flexible, modular, and distributed precision assembly systems.  ...  Our demonstration of this architecture takes the form of a 'table top' sized miniature assembly system targeted at the partial assembly of high-density magnetic storage devices."  ...  It is the formalization of these basic ideas that constitutes our notion of an Agile Assembly Architecture (AAA).  ... 
doi:10.1184/r1/6551837 fatcat:b2rimlcj7jcuxpebsb4wk7sqbm

Agile assembly architecture: an agent based approach to modular precision assembly systems

A.A. Rizzi, J. Gowdy, R.L. Hollis
Proceedings of International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
This paper serves to present our initial thoughts on the design of an architecture for highly exible, modular, and distributed p r ecision assembly systems.  ...  Our demonstration of this architecture takes the form of a table top" sized assembly system targeted at the partial assembly of high-density magnetic storage devices.  ...  It is the formalization of these basic ideas that constitutes our notion of an Agile Assembly Architecture AAA.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.1997.614353 dblp:conf/icra/RizziGH97 fatcat:3izrid4wq5hijfa6elt3h366z4

Safe and Uncertainty-Aware Robotic Motion Planning Techniques for Agile On-Orbit Assembly [article]

Bryce Doerr, Keenan Albee, Monica Ekal, Richard Linares, Rodrigo Ventura
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The approach naturally generalizes to repairing, refueling, and re-provisioning space structure components while providing optimal collision-free trajectories under e.g., inertial uncertainty.  ...  Thus, inertial estimation of the robot and the manipulated component system must be considered during structural assembly.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This research was supported by an appointment to the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, administered by Oak Ridge Institute  ... 
arXiv:2102.10348v1 fatcat:zhsexifwx5bvzky6llk5ehj3fm

Multi-agent Architecture for Reconfiguration of Precision Modular Assembly Systems [chapter]

Pedro Ferreira, Niels Lohse, Svetan Ratchev
2010 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Precision assembly systems today are subject to high levels of change which require fast physical and logical adaption.  ...  This paper proposes an agent architecture for reconfiguration of equipment modules driven by a set of requirements.  ...  The exiting agent-based approaches are mainly focussed on providing agility and low level reconfigurability.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-11598-1_29 fatcat:7deowgcyejgmvkagedfelojtra

Minifactory: a precision assembly system adaptable to the product life cycle

Patrick F. Muir, Alfred A. Rizzi, Jay W. Gowdy, Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, San Murugesan, Odo Struger, Gerfried Zeichen
1997 Architectures, Networks, and Intelligent Systems for Manufacturing Integration  
We are developing two concepts to enable manufacturers to more readily achieve this goal: the Agile Assembly Architecture (AAA), an abstract framework for distributed modular automation; and minifactory  ...  , our physical instantiation of this architecture for the assembly of precision electro-mechanical devices.  ...  We wish to acknowledge Ralph Hollis, the project leader, who provided invaluable suggestions for improvement of this paper. Thanks to Arthur Quaid for his help with the minifactory figure.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.294420 fatcat:cozwfp7j3fa7xlkeyjxms2sohu

The Systems Integration Architecture: an Agile Information Infrastructure [chapter]

John J. Mills, Ramez Elmasri, Kashif Khan, Srinivas Miriyala, Kalpana Subramanian
1995 Information Systems Development for Decentralized Organizations  
The Systems Integration Architecture project is taking a fresh approach to integration with special emphasis on supporting Agile, Virtual enterprises and their unique need for reconfigurable, de-centralized  ...  is based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture to facilitate communication between objects on a heterogeneous network.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement No DDM-9320949, April 15, 1994, the Agile Aerospace Manufacturing  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34871-1_3 fatcat:h7lz2hdolzakld55evpkdobjka

Programming in the architecture for agile assembly

J. Gowdy, A.A. Rizzi
Proceedings 1999 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.99CH36288C)  
The goal of the Architecture for Agile Assembly AAA is to enable rapid deployment and recon guration of automated assembly systems through the use of cooperating, modular, robust, robotic agents.  ...  This novel approach to programming automation systems has been tested b oth in simulation and on prototype hardware.  ...  The authors would like to thank Ralph Hollis, Arthur Quaid, Zack Butler, and Patrick Muir for their invaluable work on the project and support for this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.1999.774070 dblp:conf/icra/GowdyR99 fatcat:k4asptximve33n4mzwis5v4m2a

Future Internet Enterprise Systems: A Flexible Architectural Approach for Innovation [chapter]

Daniela Angelucci, Michele Missikoff, Francesco Taglino
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
All together they aim at revisiting the development methods and architectures of the Future Enterprise Systems, according to the different articulations that Future Internet Systems (FIS) are assuming,  ...  to achieve the Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES).  ...  Section IV introduces the new component-oriented approach based on the notion of a FInER, seen as the new frontier to software components aimed at achieving agile system architectures.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20898-0_29 fatcat:mvcro2uvcbaj5b5cf2vq3neo54

Architectures in context: on the evolution of business, application software, and ICT platform architectures

A.T.M. Aerts, J.B.M. Goossenaerts, D.K. Hammer, J.C. Wortmann
2004 Information & Management  
In order to be able to analyse alignment patterns, the notions of business architecture, application software architecture, and ICT platform architecture are introduced and defined.  ...  Professionals and scientific researchers working in Information and Management can benefit from these insights by assuming that radical changes in dominant designs will affect their field in the future according to  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the anonymous referees for their useful comments which helped us to improve this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/ fatcat:nj35w4ss4faofbteyyexj2zfuq

Modularity-as-Property, Modularization-as-Process, and 'Modularity'-as-Frame: Lessons from Product Architecture Initiatives in the Global Automotive Industry

John Paul MacDuffie
2013 Global Strategy Journal  
the boundaries of product and organizational architecture, the extent to which modularity-as-property is achieved must be assessed empirically.  ...  In the first case, a 'modularity' frame based on a computer industry analogy resulted in overemphasis on achieving modularity-as-property that created barriers to learning about cross-module interdependencies  ...  Thanks also to researchers in the IMVP network whose independent work on modularity influenced my thinking: Markus  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.2042-5805.2012.01048.x fatcat:bce3mojomrczfblgryzgz33d4i

SOA middleware and automation: Services, applications and architectures

T. Kirkham, D. Savio, H. Smit, R. Harrison, R.P. Monfared, P. Phaithoonbuathong
2008 2008 6th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics  
Issues raised reflect the need for more development on defining a generic approach to Web Service architecture in automation and the ontologies that support it.  ...  The concept of an automation lifecycle is introduced to aid this development from a more holistic perspective.  ...  Realising agility traditionally impacts primarily on automation systems at the manufacturing device level and a modular approach suits the application of SOA at this level.  ... 
doi:10.1109/indin.2008.4618326 fatcat:mjmoxusuxbdilih4wxejfzz77q

An integrated interface tool for the architecture for agile assembly

J. Gowdy, Z.J. Butler
Proceedings 1999 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.99CH36288C)  
We are developing The Architecture for Agile Assembly AAA: a comprehensive, integrated f r amework that is designed to blur these stages together and ease the transitions between them.  ...  Developing automated assembly systems normally happens in two distinct stages: rst an o -line" stage in which the system is designed and programmed in simulated and then an on-line" stage in which the  ...  Zack Butler was supported in part by an NSF Graduate Research F ellowship.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.1999.774069 dblp:conf/icra/GowdyB99 fatcat:xpaazwe2ordubldwr7a45fge5i

The architecture and biological performance of drug-loaded LbL nanoparticles

Stephen W. Morton, Zhiyong Poon, Paula T. Hammond
2013 Biomaterials  
These systems provide an exciting, modular platform that improves the pharmacokinetic properties of the therapeutic, reduces bolus release of drug from nanoparticles, and enhances the safety and circulation  ...  Layer-by-Layer (LbL) nanoparticles are an emerging class of therapeutic carriers that afford precise control over key design parameters that facilitate improved drug and carrier pharmacokinetics, and enhanced  ...  We would also like to thank the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT for providing facilities to support this work, as well as DCM (Department of Comparative Medicine, MIT) for assistance  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.03.059 pmid:23618629 pmcid:PMC4040352 fatcat:7vidvnstcjfl3kzxnwpyr43ahy

A Reversibly Sealed, Easy Access, Modular (SEAM) Microfluidic Architecture to Establish In Vitro Tissue Interfaces

Vinay V. Abhyankar, Meiye Wu, Chung-Yan Koh, Anson V. Hatch, David T. Eddington
2016 PLoS ONE  
Here we present a module-based approach that provides an easy-to-use workflow to establish, maintain, and analyze microscale tissue constructs.  ...  We also demonstrate the feasibility of incorporating hydrated biomaterial interfaces into the microfluidic architecture by integrating an ultra-thin (< 1 μm), self-assembled hyaluronic acid/peptide amphiphile  ...  The assembled mold was clamped and placed in an oven for 6 hours at 65°C.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156341 pmid:27227828 pmcid:PMC4881956 fatcat:yipn5a2xabe7njn22z5yxvxk5i

Knowledge architecture supporting the next generation of MDO in the AGILE paradigm

Imco van Gent, Benedikt Aigner, Bastiaan Beijer, Jonas Jepsen, Gianfranco La Rocca
2020 Progress in Aerospace Sciences  
The AGILE paradigm is built on top of two main pillars, the so-called knowledge architecture and the collaborative architecture.  ...  Second, in offering the necessary agility to adjust and reconfigure the formulated MDO systems, such to support the iterative and evolutionary nature of their development process.  ...  The authors are grateful to the partners of the AGILE consortium for their contribution and feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2020.100642 fatcat:jr5ajj4zgbggbbpzgoos4ootiq
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