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Title: Biological inspiration to solve complexity in intelligent and adaptive manufacturing systems
Author: Leitão, Paulo
Barbosa, José
Keywords: Intelligent manufacturing systems
Bio-inspiration engineering
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Leitão, Paulo; Barbosa, José (2010) - Biological inspiration to solve complexity in intelligent and adaptive manufacturing systems. Preprints of the IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS’10). Lisbon, Portugal. p.221-226
Abstract: The current demand for customization, flexibility and responsiveness constitutes a challenge to achieve intelligent and adaptive manufacturing systems. Understanding how in nature the complex things are performed in a simple and effective way, allows us to copy them and develop complex and powerful adaptive and evolvable systems. The paper overviews some principles found in nature and biology and analyses the application of bio-inspired solutions to solve complex engineering problems, especially in the manufacturing field. The paper also discusses the effective applicability of these methods in several areas of manufacturing systems and analyses the available agent-based tools to support the simulation of bio-inspired solutions.
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