Material Handling Problem: FIPA Compliant Agent Implementation

  • Pavel Vrba
  • Václav Hrdonka
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2322)


This paper describes a proposal of a multi-agent FIPA-compliant solution of a general material handling system problem. Simple knowledge ontology for material handling and basic classes of FIPA-compliant agents/messages for this kind of systems are presented in this paper. The abilities to solve reconfiguration problems either in the case of failure detection or within the framework of a physical reconstruction of the whole system are outlined.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Vrba
    • 1
  • Václav Hrdonka
    • 1
  1. 1.Rockwell Automation Research CenterPragueCzech Republic

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