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Navigation Performance Evaluation for Automated Guided Vehicles

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Author(s)

Roger V. Bostelman, Tsai Hong Hong, Geraldine S. Cheok

Abstract

Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), an industrial form of mobile robot, typically navigate using a central computer commanding AGV movement on predefined paths. Although, how well they follow these paths is less defined in research articles and their performance is provided in non-standard manufacturer specifications. Furthermore, AGV technology is advancing towards vision guidance to map and localize their position from onboard the vehicle and performance of advanced navigation techniques is only beginning. This paper describes AGV experiments using ground truth measurement comparison for performance evaluation of AGV navigation. A generic test procedure and metrics are described to be recommended to ASTM F45, a recently formed committee on performance of AGVs, as a navigation test method for use by the AGV and mobile robot industries.
Proceedings Title
7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA)
Conference Dates
May 11-12, 2015
Conference Location
Boston, MA

Keywords

automatic guided vehicle, mobile robot, performance measurement, ground truth, ASTM F45, test method

Citation

Bostelman, R. , , T. and Cheok, G. (2015), Navigation Performance Evaluation for Automated Guided Vehicles, 7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), Boston, MA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=918241 (Accessed May 28, 2024)

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Created May 12, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017