Title: AGV guidance system simulations with a programmable robotics kit

Authors: Mitko Kostov; Violeta Kostova; Ramona Markoska

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, St. Clement of Ohrid University, Bitola, Macedonia ' Goce Delchev Primary School, Bitola, Macedonia ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering Division, Faculty of Technical Sciences, St. Clement of Ohrid University, Bitola, Macedonia

Abstract: This paper gives an analysis of automated guided vehicles navigation systems. Two types of guidance are analysed and simulated by using Lego Mindstorm NXT package - fixed-path guidance through line following as the oldest type and vision-based guidance as a low-cost guidance system that utilises mobile phone camera for tracking marks and detecting obstacles. On the basis of theoretical studies and experience, robot can be programmed in the programming language RobotC in order to demonstrate the functionality of real AGV vehicles.

Keywords: automated guided vehicles; AGVs; vision; Lego Mindstorm NXT; RobotC; AGV guidance; simulation; programmable robotics; AGV navigation; mobile phone cameras; mark tracking; obstacle detection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2015.070911

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2015 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.42 - 46

Available online: 31 Jul 2015 *

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