At Prodrive Technologies we believe in automation, automation of everything. Not only for our customers, but also for our own manufacturing facilities. The Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) is an important project in realizing our automation dream; it is the missing link between all other automated processes.
The AGV is a complex system which is in-house developed, manufactured, and also used. Developing an AGV for environment where humans work gives unique challenges. Deploying an AGV in such environment results in interesting scenario’s and shows how humans and robots can collaborate successfully.
The AGV is a versatile vehicle which is able to automatically transport payloads from a given origin to a destination. The AGV is able to do this efficiently in diverse and changing environments. Using multiple AGVs together in one environment imposes extra challenges, which are solved by our Fleet Management System (FMS). Controlling and retrieving statistics from an AGV is done with use of the dashboard, which is the graphical user interface of the AGV solution.