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Publication Citation: Improved Performance of an Automated Guided Vehicle by using a Smart Diagnostics Tool

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Author(s): Roger V. Bostelman; William P. Shackleford;
Title: Improved Performance of an Automated Guided Vehicle by using a Smart Diagnostics Tool
Published: March 17, 2010
Abstract: The test bed for the Measurement Science Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) includes a robot arm on a rail, conveyers, mannequins and a custom designed automated guided vehicle (AGV). The NIST AGV includes an onboard personal computer and control software, safety sensors, and an absolute positioning sensor system among other useful and research tools, sensors and equipment. A NIST-developed, smart diagnostic tool was used to design, adjust, and monitor vehicle parameters and control algorithms to enable robust autonomous vehicle control. The NIST Diagnostics Tool and its application to the NIST AGV are presented in this paper.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the IEEE-International Conference on Industrial Technology 2010
Location: Viña del Mar, -1
Dates: March 14-17, 2010
Keywords: automated guided vehicle (AGV); onboard personal computer; control; safety; absolute positioning; smart diagnostic tool
Research Areas: Robotics, Manufacturing