An Agent- and Role-based Planning Approach for Flexible Automation of Advanced Production Systems
Paper in proceedings, 2018

In this paper, we discuss the requirements for an agent-and role-based planning approach for flexible automation at advanced production systems. Special attention is given to balanced automation systems involving humans cooperating and/or collaborating with robots, and to processes interoperability between human agents and artificial (robot) agents towards flexible production system. This application context combines the research needs from fields of the Operator 4.0, Collaborative Robotics, Symbolic Artificial Intelligence and Automatic Control. We provide a brief overview of the contextualized state-of-the-art and discuss approaches towards flexible automation in advanced production systems.

Robotic Systems

Processes Interoperability

Flexible Automation

Automatic Control

Symbolic Artificial Intelligence

Balanced Automation Systems

Production Systems

Operator 4.0

Cooperative Agent Systems


Georg Weichhart

ProFactory GmbH

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

David Romero

Center for Innovation in Design and Technology, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Andreas Pichler

The 9th IEEE international conference on intellegent systems (IS)
Funchal, Portugal,

Stena Industry Innovation Lab at Chalmers - SII-Lab

Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture - Stena Foundation, 2018-01-01 -- 2020-12-30.

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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics


Computer Science

Areas of Advance


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