Smart Agents in Industrial Cyber–Physical Systems

Paulo Leitao, Stamatis Karnouskos, Luis Ribeiro, Jay Lee, Thomas Strasser, Armando W. Colombo
2016 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Future industrial systems can be realized using the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) that advocate the co-existence of cyber and physical counterparts in a network structure to perform the system's functions in a collaborative manner. Multi-Agent systems share common ground with CPS and can empower them with a multitude of capabilities in their efforts to achieve complexity management, decentralization, intelligence, modularity, flexibility, robustness, adaptation, and responsiveness. This work
more » ... eys and analyzes the current state of the industrial application of agent technology in CPS, and provides a vision on the way agents can effectively enable emerging CPS challenges.
doi:10.1109/jproc.2016.2521931 fatcat:nyndl7pxwfc3ror7ntpljkhhfm