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Industrial Agents by Paulo Leitão, Stamatis Karnouskos

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Chapter 16

Multi-Agent System for Integrating Quality and Process Control in a Home Appliance Production Line

Paulo Leitão1,2; Nelson Rodrigues1,2; Claudio Turrin3; Arnaldo Pagani3    1 Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança, Portugal2 LIACC—Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory, Porto, Portugal3 Whirlpool Europe, Cassinetta di Biandronno, Italy

Abstract

This chapter describes the development, installation, and operation of a multi-agent system, designated as GRACE, integrating quality and process control to operate in a real home appliance production line, producing laundry washing machines owned by Whirlpool and located in Naples, Italy.

Keywords

Intelligent and reconfigurable manufacturing control

Multi-agent systems ...

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