Abstract – This paper represents theconcept of major material handling systems known as Automated Guided Vehicle, arobot that can be accessed using wireless communication. It can be used todeliver materials from supply area tothe technician automatically. AGV travels along the virtual path provided to itusing computers. Hence, this requires less human intervention and manualcontrol. Also, to avoid collision with human workers, a proximity detector canbe added which causes the robot to stop when an obstacle is detected in itsway.
The human errors has a negative effect on safety, efficiency and quality.These effects can be reduced using Automated Guided Vehicle, AGV.Index Terms – Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), Radio Frequency (RF), docking, ATmega 16,Wireless communication. I.
Introduction Automationin manufacturing technology allow companies to rapidly produce products. Thishas provoked a trend to reduce bulk inventory in favor of short term supplies.Improved product handling and speed can be achieved with the implementation ofan Automated Guided Vehicle, AGV. With the help of intelligent computers, the AGV cansafely achieve high speeds. It is highly flexible due to remote communication. Itsability to communicate with other autonomous vehicles provides a seamlessoperation.
The AGV can detect the objects in its path. Increased product turn-aroundand faster shipping results in satisfied customers. More number of AGV’s can resultin a very efficient team work and can be very useful in various industries.
Also, it creates a better working environment. AGV models are developed as a prototypefor implementing and evaluating algorithms proposed.