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n South African Journal of Industrial Engineering - Robust localisation of automated guided vehicles for computer-integrated manufacturing environments

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-277X
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Abstract

As industry moves toward an era of complete automation and 'mass customisation', automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are used as material handling systems. However, the current techniques that provide navigation, control, and manoeuvrability of automated guided vehicles threaten to create bottlenecks and inefficiencies in manufacturing environments that strive towards the optimisation of part production.


This paper proposes a decentralised localisation technique for an automated guided vehicle without any non-holonomic constraints. Incorporation of these vehicles into the material handling system of a computer-integrated manufacturing environment would increase the characteristics of robustness, efficiency, flexibility, and advanced manoeuvrability.

Outomaties geleide voertuie (OGVs) word gebruik in materiaalhanteringstelsels soos wat industrie na 'n era van outomatisering en 'massa aanpassing' beweeg. Die huidige tegnieke wat sorg vir navigasie, beheer, en beweegbaarheid, hou die bedreiging van bottelnekke en ondoeltreffendheid in vir vervaardigingsomgewings wat streef na optimisering van onderdeelproduksie.


Hierdie artikel hou 'n gedesentraliseerde lokaliseringstegniek voor vir 'n OGV sonder enige nie-holonomiese beperkings. Implementering van dié voertuie in die materiaalhantering-stelsel van 'n rekenaar geïntegreerde vervaardigingsomgewing sal eienskappe soos robuustheid, doeltreffendheid, buigbaarheid, en gevorderde beweegbaarheid verbeter.

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2013-05-01
2017-01-22

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