Multi-Agent System for On-demand Production Integrating Production and Quality Control

  • Paulo Leitão
  • Nelson Rodrigues
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6867)


Multi-agent systems is being pointed as particularly suited to design and engineer a new class of control systems to operate at the factory plants addressing the current requirements of modularity, flexibility and re-configurability. This paper introduces the main principles of a multi-agent system approach to support the integration of production and quality control processes in washing machines production lines that is being developed under the EU FP7 GRACE project.


Multi-agent systems manufacturing control product-driven systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo Leitão
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nelson Rodrigues
    • 1
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal
  2. 2.Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science LaboratoryPortoPortugal

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