The appropriate degree of autonomy in production systems
Existing factories face multiple problems due to their hierarchical structure of decision making and control. Cyber-physical systems principally allow to increase the degree of autonomy to new heights. But which degree of autonomy is really useful and beneficiary? This paper differentiates diverse definitions of autonomy and approaches to determine them. Some experimental findings in a lab environment help to answer the question raised in this paper.
|Journal||CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology|
|Keywords||Cyber-physical system, Degree of autonomy, Simulation, Production system|