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An integral implementation of a machine-holon applying the ZEUS agent framework. (English) Zbl 1048.68637
Mařík, Vladimír (ed.) et al., Multi-agent systems and applications II. 9th ECCAI-ACAI/ EASSS 2001, AEMAS 2001, HoloMAS 2001. Selected revised papers. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-43377-5). Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2322, 296-307 (2002).
Summary: The concept of Holonic Manufacturing Systems (HMS) is the key to meet future demands of highly dynamic production environments. A hierarchy of holons, which are autonomous entities, represents the internal structure of a HMS, where intelligent software agents embody the intelligent nuclei of complex holons. This paper deals with the implementation of a multi-agent system with ZEUS, an open source, JAVA-based, Agent Building Toolkit from British Telecom. Our application is based on a job shop scheduling problem, where task allocation is achieved through negotiation between cooperating agents. The second focus is laid on the interaction with legacy software, in this case low-level control systems.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0992.00048].
MSC:
68T99 Artificial intelligence
Software:
ZEUS
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