Development of a Holonic Free-Roaming AGV System for Part Manufacturing

  • Olivier Roulet-Dubonnet
  • Morten Lind
  • Lars Tore Gellein
  • Per Åge Nyen
  • Terje Lien
  • Amund Skavhaug
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5696)

Abstract

This paper presents an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system under development and its industrial background as a support system for an automated paint department. The focus is on demonstrating how the holonic architecture can be used to implement a flexible AGV system. The system is composed of autonomous AGV holons who cooperate, directly or as groups, with other holons such as robot holons, vision-system holons and order holons to produce the real parts. The holonic architecture is described in detail and example use-cases presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Roulet-Dubonnet
    • 1
  • Morten Lind
    • 1
  • Lars Tore Gellein
    • 3
  • Per Åge Nyen
    • 3
  • Terje Lien
    • 1
  • Amund Skavhaug
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Production and Quality EngineeringThe Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway
  2. 2.Department of Engineering CyberneticsThe Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway
  3. 3.Department of Production EngineeringSINTEF Technology and SocietyNorway

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