October 2018 - October 2020
Support Program: 1003 - TÜBİTAK Priority Areas R&D Projects Support Program
In this project; It is aimed to realize the autonomous carrier vehicle (AGV) to be used in the factories of the future and the human-machine, machine-machine interfaces and communication platforms required for their integration with the entire in-factory system.
Various difficulties are encountered in the effective and efficient use of the existing AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) systems. In addition, considering the autonomy requirements of the smart factories of the Industry 4.0 approach, it has revealed the need to develop an AGV suitable for the complex and semi-orderly environments of the factories, that can move inside and outside the factory and integrated with the factory systems. In the literature, although some technological levels have been passed in autonomous vehicle studies, especially in smart cars, there is a need for special studies for different application areas. In this sense, new studies are required at the level of full autonomy in indoor environments. Detection, High Level Control, Low Level Control, Situation Awareness etc. for the effective and efficient use of AGVs. The autonomous control architecture must be implemented in a way to ensure the integrated operation of subsystems with different features. On the other hand, in order to ensure integrated factory performance, AGVs must be integrated into the whole factory system and work in harmony with each other. In order to achieve this, AGVs, factory employees, existing MRP / ERP systems, and other robotic systems must work integrated as a complex system to ensure autonomy at the factory level. In this project, a system design and implementation are planned to ensure autonomy at both AGV level and factory level.