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Realisability of production recipes

de Silva, Lavindra; Felli, Paolo; Chaplin, Jack C.; Logan, Brian; Sanderson, David; Ratchev, Svetan

Authors

Lavindra de Silva Lavindra.Desilva@nottingham.ac.uk

Paolo Felli Paolo.Felli@nottingham.ac.uk

Brian Logan bsl@cs.nott.ac.uk

Professor SVETAN RATCHEV svetan.ratchev@nottingham.ac.uk
Cripps Professor of Production Engineering & Head of Research Division



Abstract

There is a rising demand for customised products with a high degree of complexity. To meet these demands, manufacturing lines are increasingly becoming autonomous, networked, and intelligent, with production lines being virtualised into a manufacturing cloud, and advertised either internally to a company, or externally in a public cloud. In this paper, we present a novel approach to two key problems in such future manufacturing systems: the realisability problem (whether a product can be manufactured by a set of manufacturing resources) and the control problem (how a particular product should be manufactured). We show how both production recipes specifying the steps necessary to manufacture a particular product, and manufacturing resources and their topology can be formalised as labelled transition systems, and define a novel simulation relation which captures what it means for a recipe to be realisable on a production topology. We show how a controller that can orchestrate the resources in order to manufacture the product on the topology can be extracted from the simulation relation, and give an algorithm to compute a simulation relation and a controller.

Citation

de Silva, L., Felli, P., Chaplin, J. C., Logan, B., Sanderson, D., & Ratchev, S. (2016). Realisability of production recipes

Conference Name 22nd European Conference in Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016)
End Date Sep 2, 2016
Acceptance Date Jun 17, 2016
Publication Date Aug 24, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 26, 2016
Publicly Available Date Aug 24, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35424
Publisher URL http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/44902
Related Public URLs http://www.ecai2016.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

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