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Using simulated annealing to design a material-handling system

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2 Author(s)
P. Caricato ; Dipt. di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, Lecce Univ., Italy ; A. Grieco

Among all material-handling systems used in modern factories, those based on automated guided vehicles have, for many reasons, met with great success. AGV systems are much more flexible than traditional systems such as fixed-path conveyors, allowing dynamic reconfiguration of guidepaths in accordance with factory's changing transportation needs.

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IEEE Intelligent Systems  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 4 )