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Wheeled Mobile Robotics by Igor Skrjanc, Saso Blazic, Andrej Zdesar, Gregor Klancar

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Chapter 7

Autonomous Guided Vehicles

Abstract

This chapter presents several applications of autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) and some emerging fields of research and development in which AGVs are considered. Example applications of AGVs in five different areas are described, namely public transportation, agriculture, industry, medical institutions, and domestic environments. Each example includes a short overview of the system including problem description, required capabilities, system setup, basic specifications, and limitations. The approaches used to perceive the environment, localization methods, and mapping issues are presented along with the list of sensors that are used for this purpose. For each example a description of particular ...

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