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Publication Citation: Unstructured Facility Navigation by Applying the NIST 4D/RCS Architecture

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Author(s): Roger V. Bostelman; Tsai Hong Hong; Tommy Chang; William P. Shackleford; Michael O. Shneier;
Title: Unstructured Facility Navigation by Applying the NIST 4D/RCS Architecture
Published: September 05, 2006
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology s (NIST) Intelligent Systems Division (ISD) is working with the material handling industry, specifically on automated guided vehicles, to develop next generation vehicles. ISD is also a participant in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR) Project embedding learning algorithms into the modules that make up the Four Dimensional/Real-Time Control System (4D/RCS). 4D/RCS is the standard reference model architecture which ISD has applied to control many intelligent systems. Technology from LAGR is being transferred to the material handling industry through the NIST Industrial Autonomous Vehicles Project. This paper describes the 4D/RCS structure and control applied to LAGR and the transfer of this technology through a demonstration to the automated guided vehicles industry.
Conference: International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Application
Proceedings: International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Application (CITSA 06) | 3rd | 4th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies | IIIS
Dates: July 20-23, 2006
Keywords: 4D/RCS;automated guided vehicles;hierarchical control;industrial autonomous vehicles;LAGR;reference model architecture
Research Areas: Metrology and Standards for Manufacturing Systems and Data
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