Multi-agent based manufacturing: current trends and challenges

Terrin Pulikottil, Luis Alberto Estrada-Jimenez, Hamood Ur Rehman, Jose Barata, Sanaz Nikghadam-Hojjati, Leszek Zarzycki
2021 2021 26th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA )  
The advent of Industry 4.0 and the development of future industrial applications can be achieved using Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This technological development invokes high levels of communication and computation in the form of an interconnected network of industrial resources. Multi-agent systems precisely can empower such technological evolution by introducing properties like decentralisation, autonomy, flexibility, social ability and modularity to the industrial context. In this regard,
more » ... he current work surveys recent multi-agent based manufacturing approaches and provides a general vision of current trends focusing on frameworks/architectures, complementary technologies and common applications. This article, ends with an integrated discussion of emerging agent-based industrial challenges, a general conclusion and final remarks.
doi:10.1109/etfa45728.2021.9613555 fatcat:wdhgqjg4q5crbemdfdgf5yoyfy