A Novel Bio-Inspired Approach for Adaptive Manufacturing System Control
The trend towards a global market and the increasing customer orientation impel the manufacturing discipline to seek new paradigms. As biological organisms are quite capable of adapting to environmental changes and stimulus, bio-inspired concepts have been recognized much suitable for adaptive manufacturing system control. This paper, therefore, proposes a novel concept of NeuroEndocrine-Inspired Manufacturing System (NEIMS). The proposed NEIMS control architecture is inherited from neuro-control and hormone regulation principles to agilely deal with the frequent occurrence of unexpected disturbances at the shop floor level. From the cybernetics point of view, the control model of NEIMS has been described in detail. And a test bed has been set up to enable the NEIMS simulation.
KeywordsAdaptive manufacturing system control Bio-inspired manufacturing system Neuroendocrine system Neuro-control Hormone regulation
This paper is supported by Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation (No. 111056), and the Research Fund for Doctoral Program of Higher Education, China (No. 20093218110020), and the New Century Excellent Talents in University, China (NCET-08).