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Sensors 2006, 6(6), 557-577; doi:10.3390/s6060557

Further Structural Intelligence for Sensors Cluster Technology in Manufacturing

The University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Manchester, UK
Received: 18 April 2006 / Accepted: 13 June 2006 / Published: 15 June 2006
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligent Sensors)
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Abstract

With the ever increasing complex sensing and actuating tasks in manufacturingplants, intelligent sensors cluster in hybrid networks becomes a rapidly expanding area.They play a dominant role in many fields from macro and micro scale. Global object controland the ability to self organize into fault-tolerant and scalable systems are expected for highlevel applications. In this paper, new structural concepts of intelligent sensors and networkswith new intelligent agents are presented. Embedding new functionalities to dynamicallymanage cooperative agents for autonomous machines are interesting key enablingtechnologies most required in manufacturing for zero defects production. View Full-Text
Keywords: intelligent sensors; agent; cluster network; hybrid network; manufacturing. intelligent sensors; agent; cluster network; hybrid network; manufacturing.
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Mekid, S. Further Structural Intelligence for Sensors Cluster Technology in Manufacturing. Sensors 2006, 6, 557-577.

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