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Autonomous Guided Vehicles

Methods and Models for Optimal Path Planning

  • Hamed Fazlollahtabar
  • Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
    Pages 1-15
  3. Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
    Pages 17-25
  4. Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
    Pages 27-39
  5. Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
    Pages 41-56
  6. Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
    Pages 57-77
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    Pages 79-91
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    Pages 93-115
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    Pages 117-132
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    Pages 133-146
  11. Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
    Pages 147-168
  12. Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
    Pages 169-188
  13. Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
    Pages 189-203

About this book

Introduction

 

This book provides readers with extensive information on path planning optimization for both single and multiple Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), and discusses practical issues involved in advanced industrial applications of AGVs. After discussing previously published research in the field and highlighting the current gaps, it introduces new models developed by the authors with the goal of reducing costs and increasing productivity and effectiveness in the manufacturing industry. The new models address the increasing complexity of manufacturing networks, due for example to the adoption of flexible manufacturing systems that involve automated material handling systems, robots, numerically controlled machine tools, and automated inspection stations, while also considering the uncertainty and stochastic nature of automated equipment such as AGVs. The book discusses and provides solutions to important issues concerning the use of AGVs in the manufacturing industry, including material flow optimization with AGVs, programming manufacturing systems equipped with AGVs, reliability models, the reliability of AGVs, routing under uncertainty, and risks involved in AGV-based transportation. The clear style and straightforward descriptions of problems and their solutions make the book an excellent resource for graduate students. Moreover, thanks to its practice-oriented approach, the novelty of the findings and the contemporary topic it reports on, the book offers new stimulus for researchers and practitioners in the broad field of production engineering.

Keywords

Automated Transport Systems Dynamic Program Feed-forward Neural Networks Flexible Manufacturing Systems Fuzzy Control Intelligent Routing Techniques Jobshop Manufacturing Systems Mamdani Fuzzy System Mobile Robots Robot Expert System Scheduling and Routing of AGVs

Authors and affiliations

  • Hamed Fazlollahtabar
    • 1
  • Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Industrial EngineeringIran University of Science and TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Center of Excellence for Advance ManufacturingIran University of Science and TechnologyTehranIran

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14747-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14746-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14747-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-4190
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