An Ontology-Based Reconfiguration Agent for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems

  • Yazen Al-Safi
  • Valeriy Vyatkin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4659)


This paper discusses an ontology-based reconfiguration agent that uses ontological knowledge of the manufacturing environment for the purpose of reconfiguration without human intervention. The current mass customization era requires increased flexibility and agility in the manufacturing systems to adapt changes in manufacturing requirements and environments. Our configuration agent minimizes the overheads of the current reconfiguration process by automating it. It infers facts about the manufacturing environment from the ontological knowledge model and then decides whether the current environment can support the given manufacturing requirements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yazen Al-Safi
    • 1
  • Valeriy Vyatkin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Auckland, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, AucklandNew Zealand

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