nDrites: Enabling Laboratory Resource Multi-agent Systems

Atkinson, Katie ORCID: 0000-0002-5683-4106, Coenen, Frans ORCID: 0000-0003-1026-6649, Goddard, Phil, Payne, Terry R ORCID: 0000-0002-0106-8731 and Riley, Luke
(2016) nDrites: Enabling Laboratory Resource Multi-agent Systems. In: 4th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems, Singapore.

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The notion of the multi-agent interconnected scientific laboratory has long appealed to scientists and laboratory managers alike. However, the challenge has been the nature of the laboratory resources to be interconnected, which typically do not feature any kind of agent capability. The solution presented in this paper is that of nDrites, smart agent enablers that are integrated with laboratory resources. The unique feature of nDrites, other than that they are shipped with individual instrument types, is that they poses a generic interface at the “agent end” (with a bespoke interface at the “resource end”). As such, nDrites enable the required inter-connectivity for a Laboratory Resource Multi Agent Systems (LR-MAS). The nDrite concept is both formally defined and illustrated using two case studies, that of analytical monitoring and instrument failure prediction.

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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:19
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50983-9_1
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3005524