13th IFAC Workshop on
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, 12-14 August 2019

Autonomous Vehicles for Material Delivery, Handling, and Inspection in Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

Author's or proposer's names: 
  • Xianke Lin*
  • Jihyun Lee Lee

Autonomous vehicles requiring high technologies such as vision, sensing, and control are increasingly needed in various industrial fields within the context of Industry 4.0. In the field of manufacturing, autonomous vehicles such as autonomous mobile robots and automated guided vehicles are being applied to the delivery, handling, and inspection of products to improve the productivity and flexibility. This trend has motivated rapidly growing research on industrial applications of autonomous vehicles. This session is dedicated for a deep dive on the up to date research progress on the design, modeling, control, and operation management aspects of the autonomous vehicles for intelligent manufacturing systems. Prospective authors are invited to present state-of-the-art technologies, challenges, and opportunities in this emerging field.

AGVs; Multi-Agent Systems; Cooperating Objects