The PAN-Robots project: Advanced automated guided vehicle systems for industrial logistics

Lorenzo Sabattini, Mika Aikio, Patric Beinschob, Markus Boehning, Elena Cardarelli, Valerio Digani, Annette Krengel, Massimiliano Magnani, Szilard Mandici, Fabio Oleari, Christoph Reinke, Davide Ronzoni, Christian Stimming, Robert Varga, Andrei Vatavu, Sergi Castells Lopez, Cesare Fantuzzi, Aki Mäyrä, Sergiu Nedevschi, Cristian SecchiKay Fuerstenberg

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In modern manufacturing plants, automation is widely adopted in the production phases, which leads to a high level of productivity and efficiency. However, the same level of automation is generally not achieved in logistics, typically performed by human operators and manually driven vehicles. In fact, even though automated guided vehicles (AGVs) have been used for a few decades for goods transportation in industrial environments [1], they do not yet represent a widespread solution and are typically applied only in specific scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55 - 64
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Issue number1
Early online date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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