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 Microsystems Technology
Type Report

Summary

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.

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  • Erik Puik
    Erik Puik
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Microsystems Technology

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