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Decentralized Control for Small-Scaled Conveyor Modules with Cellular Automata

Decentralized Control for Small-Scaled Conveyor Modules with Cellular Automata

Kategorien Konferenz (reviewed)
Jahr 2010
Autoren Krühn, T.; Falkenberg, S.; Overmeyer, L.
Veröffentlicht in Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics (ICAL), S. 237-242. Hong Kong and Macau
Beschreibung

In-plant material handling faces new challenges due to fast changing material flows and small lot sizes. Small-scaled, multi-directional conveyor modules which are smaller than the goods to be transported provide outstanding flexibility. This paper presents a decentralized, self-organizing control for these modules based on cellular automata. To fulfill the transportation task, each module participates in the solution process. The presented control makes the system easy to reconfigure and scalable. Simulations show, that a complex system behavior emerges from simple rules defining the cellular automaton.

ISBN 978-1-4244-8374-7
DOI 10.1109/ICAL.2010.5585288