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Title Plug-and-Produce technologies real-time aspects - Service Oriented Architectures for SME robots and Plug-and-Produce
Author/s Klas Nilsson, Matthias Bengel
Department/s Computer Science
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Publication/Series Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics: Selected Papers from the International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics 2008
Publishing year 2008
Pages 249 - 254
Document type Conference
Conference name 5th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
Conference date May 11-15, 2008
Conference location Funchal, Portugal
Status published
Quality controlled yes
Language English
Publisher Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
Abstract English Plug-and-Produce (with the meaning that devices can be plugged in without any manual configurations needed) is an attractive paradigm for manufacturing systems, and in particular for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that do not have the expertise of system integrators but do need to be able to reconfigure their systems by themselves. One approach for loosely (in terms of timing) coupled devices is that of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). As can be understood from developments with multiple robot arm and online operator interactions, future applications will in some cases need real-time guarantees for performing services. Thai: includes both real-time communication and the need to perform services with a predictable timing. A review of available technologies and inherent limitations of distributed computing leads to the conclusion that the standard SOA approach based on process oriented (like for RPCs and web services) calls similar to distributed object orientation will not be practically useful. Instead, a data or state centric approach should be adapted together with one-way message-based communication.
Subject Technology and Engineering
Keywords Plug-and-Produce, real-time computing, Plug-and-Play, robot, manufacturing systems, flexible
ISBN/ISSN/Other ISBN: 978-3-642-00270-0

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