Chapter . A Roaming Vehicle for Entity Relocation

S. Kumar and G. C. Onwubolu

Department of Engineering, University of the South Pacific, Suva. Fiji Islands

Abstract

An automated guided vehicle (AGV) named ROVER, developed at the University of the South Pacific is described in this research paper. The vehicle is used to transfer material from a workstation to another in small and medium manufacturing enterprises. To achieve this, the AGV follows white markings on the factory floor. A microcontroller is used to control this direct current motor driven system. Sensors mounted on the AGV give information about its immediate surroundings. An outline of its control algorithm is provided. This paper also communicates results of experiments on braking distances, ...

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