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Integrated design with classification of transporter routing for AGV systems

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3 Author(s)
Chiba, R. ; Dept. of Precision Eng., Tokyo Univ., Japan ; Ota, J. ; Arai, T.

This paper presents an integrated design for an automated guided vehicle (AGV) system. Three kinds of integration problems are solved: transporter routings are classified; the number of AGVs for the systems is determined; and suitable flow paths are calculated for the various kinds of transporter routings. The flow paths are calculated by solving an iterative direct problem using a genetic algorithm (GA). The set of transporter routings, the number of AGVs, and the flow path of the AGV systems are constructed with simulations.

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Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2002. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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2002