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Deployment of a distributed multi-agent architecture for transformable assembly (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Chaplin, J. C., & Ratchev, S. (2018). Deployment of a distributed multi-agent architecture for transformable assembly. In Precision assembly in the digital age, 15-28. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05931-6_2

Industry 4.0 represents a new philosophy in manufacturing systems, based on networked, intelligent, and cooperative resources. This revolution is necessary to make the cost-effective production of batch-size-of-one customised items in high-value manu... Read More

Conceptual framework for ubiquitous cyber-physical assembly systems in airframe assembly (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Sanderson, D., Chaplin, J. C., & Ratchev, S. (2018). Conceptual framework for ubiquitous cyber-physical assembly systems in airframe assembly

Current sectoral drivers for the manufacturing of complex products - such as airframe assembly -require new manufacturing system paradigms to meet them. In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework for cyber-physical systems driven by ubiquitous... Read More

Toward process control from formal models of transformable manufacturing systems (2017)
Journal Article
Bakker, O. J., Chaplin, J. C., de Silva, L., Felli, P., Sanderson, D., Logan, B., & Ratchev, S. (in press). Toward process control from formal models of transformable manufacturing systems. Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271

The automation and flexibility of production systems is a key step towards improved profitability and competitiveness in high labour cost areas, when producing high-complexity, low-volume products. In the Evolvable Assembly Systems (EAS) project, the... Read More

Synthesising process controllers from formal models of transformable assembly systems
Journal Article
De Silva, L., Felli, P., Sanderson, D., Chaplin, J. C., Logan, B., & Ratchev, S. (in press). Synthesising process controllers from formal models of transformable assembly systems. Manuscript submitted for publication

When producing complex and highly customisable products in low volumes (or in 'batch sizes of one'), automation of production systems is critical for competitiveness and profitability in high labour-cost economies. To facilitate batch-size-of-one pro... Read More