Agile Assembly Architecture: An Agent-Based Approach to Modular Precision Assembly Systems

Alfred Rizzi, Jay Gowdy, and Ralph Hollis
IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, April, 1997, pp. 1511 - 1516.


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Abstract
This paper presents our initial thoughts on the design of an architecture for highly flexible, modular, and distributed precision assembly systems. Through the use of a unified design, simulation, programming, and monitoring environment coupled with self-representing cooperative agents, this architecture will significantly simplify the process of factory design and deployment. 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.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Microdynamic Systems Laboratory
Associated Project(s): Architecture for Agile Assembly

Text Reference
Alfred Rizzi, Jay Gowdy, and Ralph Hollis, "Agile Assembly Architecture: An Agent-Based Approach to Modular Precision Assembly Systems," IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, April, 1997, pp. 1511 - 1516.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Rizzi_1997_2318,
   author = "Alfred Rizzi and Jay Gowdy and Ralph Hollis",
   title = "Agile Assembly Architecture: An Agent-Based Approach to Modular Precision Assembly Systems",
   booktitle = "IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Robotics and Automation",
   pages = "1511 - 1516",
   month = "April",
   year = "1997",
   volume = "2",
}