B. Wally, J. Vyskocil, P. Novak, C. Huemer, R. Sindelar, P. Kadera, A. Mazak, M. Wimmer: Flexible Production Systems: Automated Generation of Operations Plans based on ISA-95 and PDDL, in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Volume 4 , Issue 4, pp. 4062-4069, October 2019 doi: 10.1109/LRA.2019.2929991

Model-driven engineering (MDE) provides tools and methods for the manipulation of formal models. In this letter, we leverage MDE for the transformation of production system models into flat files that are understood by general purpose planning tools and that enable the computation of “plans”, i.e., sequences of production steps that are required to reach certain production goals. These plans are then merged back into the production system model, thus enriching the formalized production system knowledge.