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Industrial Agents by Paulo Leitão, Stamatis Karnouskos

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Chapter 3

The Design, Deployment, and Assessment of Industrial Agent Systems

Luis Ribeiro    Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), Division of Manufacturing Engineering, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Abstract

The design, deployment, and implementation of industrial agent systems have been influenced both by technology and an emerging set of bio-inspired production paradigms. One of the main challenges encompassing these three stages is the fact that the conceptual simplicity of the main architectural constructs is not echoed by the corresponding implementations. The conceptualization-implementation gap results from the fact that bio-inspired systems and engineered systems obey fundamentally different laws. Hence, there ...

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