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Publication Citation: Performance Measurements Towards Improved Manufacturing Vehicle Safety

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Author(s): Roger V. Bostelman; William P. Shackleford;
Title: Performance Measurements Towards Improved Manufacturing Vehicle Safety
Published: November 23, 2009
Abstract: In this paper, we describe the current 2D (dimensional) sensor and ideal sensor configurations if 3D imagers are mounted on manufacturing vehicles in an attempt to make them more safe. Towards the ideal sensor configuration, three experiments were performed using an advanced 3D imager and a color camera. The experiments were intended to be useful to the standards community and manned and unmanned forklift and automated guided vehicle industries. The 3D imager was a 3D Flash LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) with 7 m range and rapid detection that begins to show promise for forklifts and other industrial vehicles. Experiments included: 1) detection of standard sized obstacles, 2) detection of obstacles while highly reflective surfaces are within detection range, and 3) detection of forklift tines above the floor. We briefly describe these experiments and reference their detailed reports.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop | 2009 | PerMIS |
Pages: 8 pp.
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Dates: September 21-23, 2009
Keywords: 3D Flash LIDAR, Forklifts, Powered Industrial Trucks, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), ANSI/ITSDF B56.5
Research Areas: Manufacturing, Robotics
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