Intelligent Automatic Guided Vehicles Academic Article uri icon


  • Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV) based material handling systems have become the most widely used method of transporting pallets and parts between workstations in flexible manufacturing systems. Their primary advantages include increased routing flexibility, space utilization, safety, and reduced overall operational cost. Key issues to address during the design of an AGV system include selection of AGV platform, flow path design, and fleet size determination. During run time AGV system functionality includes: system management …

publication date

  • January 1, 2010