Chapter 8

An Assessment of the Potentials and Challenges in Future Approaches for Automation Software

Birgit Vogel-Heuser; Christoph Legat; Jens Folmer; Daniel Schütz    Institute of Automation and Information Systems, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

Abstract

Modern trends in manufacturing are defined by mass customization and a changing product portfolio during the life cycle of a manufacturing system. Consequently, to support flexibility, many research projects focus on promising novel paradigms for production automation software. During the research project KREAagentuse, guided interviews with industrial experts from machine and plant automation companies were conducted to assess the potentials and challenges of software ...

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