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Process plan controllers for non-deterministic manufacturing systems (2017)
Journal Article
Felli, P., de Silva, L., Logan, B., & Ratchev, S. (2017). Process plan controllers for non-deterministic manufacturing systems. 00 Journal not listed, doi:10.24963/ijcai.2017/142

Determining the most appropriate means of producing a given product, i.e., which manufacturing and assembly tasks need to be performed in which order and how, is termed process planning In process planning, abstract manufacturing tasks in a process r... 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

Reasoning about the executability of goal-plan trees (2016)
Journal Article
Yao, Y., de Silva, L., & Logan, B. (2016). Reasoning about the executability of goal-plan trees. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 10093, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50983-9_10. ISSN 0302-9743

User supplied domain control knowledge in the form of hierarchically structured agent plans is at the heart of a number of approaches to reasoning about action. This knowledge encodes the “standard operating procedures” of an agent for responding to... Read More

A multi-agent framework for capability-based reconfiguration of industrial assembly systems (2016)
Journal Article
Antzoulatos, N., Castro, E., de Silva, L., Rocha, A. D., Ratchev, S., & Barata, J. (in press). A multi-agent framework for capability-based reconfiguration of industrial assembly systems. International Journal of Production Research, doi:10.1080/00207543.2016.1243268. ISSN 0020-7543

Rapidly changing market requirements and shorter product lifecycles demand assembly systems that are able to cope with frequently changing resources, resource capabilities and product specifications. This paper presents a multi-agent framework that c... 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