Automatic through Autonomous - Unmanned Ground Vehicles (A-UGVs), as termed by ASTM F45 for driverless industrial vehicles, have much potential for use in manufacturing operations thanks to these vehicle's versatility and flexibility. To utilize A-UGVs efficiently and effectively, it is needed to specify how the vehicle will be used, in what environment, and how best to control it. By understanding the detailed performance of the A-UGV and the facility environment, the vehicle can potentially operate with maximized productivity. In this paper, various parameters of the A-UGV are analyzed to measure navigation and obstacle avoidance performance. A-UGV aspects related to various facility environments are defined in structural form with organic relations. Performance test methods were developed and verified in a mock facility environment combining ramps and obstacles to measure navigation and obstacle avoidance performance.
2019 IEEE International Symposium on RObotic and SEnsors Environments (ROSE). ROSE 2019
June 17-18, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario, -1
Automatic through Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles (A-UGVs), vehicle environment, vehicle performance, test methods