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Cloud Based Decision Making for Multi-Agent Production Systems

Rehman, Hamood Ur; Pulikottil, Terrin; Estrada-Jimenez, Luis Alberto; Mo, Fan; Chaplin, Jack C.; Barata, Jose; Ratchev, Svetan

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Hamood Ur Rehman

Terrin Pulikottil

Luis Alberto Estrada-Jimenez

Interdisciplinary Research Associate in Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

Jose Barata

Cripps Professor of Production Engineering & Head of Research Division


The use of multi-agent systems (MAS) as a distributed control method for shop-floor manufacturing control applications has been extensively researched. MAS provides new implementation solutions for smart manufacturing requirements such as the high dynamism and flexibility required in modern manufacturing applications. MAS in smart manufacturing is becoming increasingly important to achieve increased automation of machines and other components. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud-based infrastructures, and cloud computing can also provide systems with intelligent, autonomous, and more scalable solutions. In the current work, a decision-making framework is proposed based on the combination of MAS cloud computing, agent technology, and machine learning. The framework is demonstrated in a quality control use case with vision inspection and agent-based control. The experiment utilizes a cloud-based machine learning pipeline for part classification and agent technology for routing. The results show the applicability of the framework in real-world scenarios bridging cloud service-oriented architecture with agent technology for production systems .


Rehman, H. U., Pulikottil, T., Estrada-Jimenez, L. A., Mo, F., Chaplin, J. C., Barata, J., & Ratchev, S. (2021). Cloud Based Decision Making for Multi-Agent Production Systems. In Progress in Artificial Intelligence (673-686).

Conference Name EPIA2021 - 20th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Conference Location [Online]
Start Date Sep 7, 2021
End Date Sep 9, 2021
Acceptance Date Jun 4, 2021
Online Publication Date Sep 3, 2021
Publication Date Sep 3, 2021
Deposit Date Jun 17, 2021
Publicly Available Date Sep 3, 2021
Publisher Springer
Volume 12981
Pages 673-686
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Book Title Progress in Artificial Intelligence
ISBN 9783030862299
Keywords Cloud computing; Multi-agent; Machine learning; Production systems
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Additional Information Rehman H.U. et al. (2021) Cloud Based Decision Making for Multi-agent Production Systems. In: Marreiros G., Melo F.S., Lau N., Lopes Cardoso H., Reis L.P. (eds) Progress in Artificial Intelligence. EPIA 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12981. Springer, Cham.


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