Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
Today the fluctuating market requires more flexibility from central controlled material flow systems. A new approach such as the Internet of Things is able to turn the common structure into a cognitive decentralized system. This paper addresses a modularized solution for material flow systems in intralogistical environment. The promising concept of Internet of Things leads to an idea of a cyber-physical system with a Multi-agent platform which is presented in this paper. In order to develop a system which is capable of meeting industrial needs, a low-power microcontroller is chosen as basis for the Multi-agent system. The combination has advantages but also restrictions which are discussed. A demonstrator for the future implementation of the system and evaluation is introduced.