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Multi-AGVs Conflict-Free Routing and Dynamic Dispatching Strategies for Automated Warehouses

  • Xiaowen Li
  • Canrong Zhang
  • Wenming Yang
  • Mingyao QiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 513)

Abstract

Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS) has been playing a vital role in many applications such as flexible manufacturing systems and automated warehouses. Efficient vehicle routing and dispatching are two important aspects when designing an AGVS. Based on zone control mode, this paper proposes a conflict-free routing strategy to improve the system efficiency with the ability to avoid loops. A dynamic dispatching strategy is proposed which can find a suitable AGV to conduct the task to decrease the total traveling distance and the waiting time. Simulations are carried out to verify the effectiveness of the strategies.

Keywords

Conflict-free Routing strategy Dynamic dispatching strategy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grants 71772100 and 71472108, and Shenzhen Science and Technology Project under grants JCYJ20170412171044606 and JCYJ20160531195231085. We would like to thank the anonymous referees for their helpful comments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaowen Li
    • 1
  • Canrong Zhang
    • 2
  • Wenming Yang
    • 3
  • Mingyao Qi
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Modern Logistics Research Center, Graduate School at ShenzhenTsinghua UniversityShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Information Sci&Tech, Graduate School at ShenzhenTsinghua UniversityShenzhenChina

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