The role of software agents in the life cycle of a product

Authors Leo van Moergestel, Erik Puik, Daniël Telgen, John-Jules Meyer
Publication date 2014
Research groups Smart Systems for Healthy Living
Type Report


This papers presents some ideas to use so-called software agents as a software representation of a product not only during manufacturing but also during the whole life cycle of the product. Software agents are autonomous entities capable of collecting useful information about products. By their design and capabilities software agents fit well in the concept of ubiquitous computing. We use these agents in our newly developed manufacturing process. This paper discusses further use of agent technology.

Language English
Key words Software agents, Green manufacturing, Product use logging, Ubiquitous computing

Erik Puik

Smart Systems for Healthy Living