Agent Based Infrastructure with RFID Technology for Autonomous Shop Floor Control System
Automatic shop floor control system in distributed computing context is one of the most important links in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (or CIM) system. For most agent-based manufacturing control systems, a real-time product data available mechanism is not considered. In this paper, an integrated approach of RFID technology and multi-agent system of shot-floor control is presented. The proposed framework uses RFID for tracking products in the system and also for attaching product manufacturing information. This shift from off-line planning systems to on-line control systems will facilitate implementations of real-time scheduling requirement in autonomous manufacturing environment.
P. I. Shieh et al., "Agent Based Infrastructure with RFID Technology for Autonomous Shop Floor Control System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 341-342, pp. 596-600, 2012