Automation in Warehouse Development

  • Roelof Hamberg
  • Jacques Verriet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roelof Hamberg, Jacques Verriet
      Pages 3-13
  3. Decentralised Control Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jacques Verriet, Bruno van Wijngaarden
      Pages 17-32
    3. Huib Aldewereld, Frank Dignum, Marcel Hiel
      Pages 33-44
    4. Marcel van Amstel, Mark van den Brand, Zvezdan Protić, Tom Verhoeff
      Pages 45-58
  4. Models in System Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Ricky Andriansyah, Pascal Etman, Jacobus Rooda
      Pages 61-73
    3. Roelof Hamberg, Jacques Verriet
      Pages 87-101
  5. Automated Item Handling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Toine Ketelaars, Evert van de Plassche
      Pages 105-115
    3. Gert Kragten, Frans van der Helm, Just Herder
      Pages 117-131
    4. Maja Rudinac, Berk Calli, Pieter Jonker
      Pages 133-152
    5. Oytun Akman, Pieter Jonker
      Pages 153-162
    6. Wouter Hakvoort, Jos Ansink
      Pages 163-173
  6. Transport by Roaming Vehicles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Sisdarmanto Adinandra, Jurjen Caarls, Dragan Kostić, Jacques Verriet, Henk Nijmeijer
      Pages 191-207
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Roelof Hamberg, Jacques Verriet, Jan Schuddemat
      Pages 211-221
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-241

About this book


The warehouses of the future will come in a variety of forms, but with a few common ingredients. Firstly, human operational handling of items in warehouses is increasingly being replaced by automated item handling. Extended warehouse automation counteracts the scarcity of human operators and supports the quality of picking processes. Secondly, the development of models to simulate and analyse warehouse designs and their components facilitates the challenging task of developing warehouses that take into account each customer’s individual requirements and logistic processes.

Automation in Warehouse Development addresses both types of automation from the innovative perspective of applied science. In particular, it describes the outcomes of the Falcon project, a joint endeavour by a consortium of industrial and academic partners. The results include a model-based approach to automate warehouse control design, analysis models for warehouse design, concepts for robotic item handling and computer vision, and autonomous transport in warehouses.

Automation in Warehouse Development is targeted at both academic researchers and industrial practitioners. It provides state-of-the art research on warehouse automation and model-based warehouse design. These topics have been addressed from a systems engineering perspective by researchers from different disciplines including software, control, and mechanical engineering, with a clear focus on the industrial applications of their research.


Decentralised System Control Logistic System Design Material Handling System-level Modelling Warehouse Automation

Editors and affiliations

  • Roelof Hamberg
    • 1
  • Jacques Verriet
    • 2
  1. 1.Embedded Systems InstituteEindhovenNetherlands
  2. 2.Embedded Systems InstituteEindhovenNetherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-967-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-968-0
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