on the factory floor
on the factory floor (1989
Transportation of objects
during the production process from
one place to another is a frequently occurring task. In flexible
production lines, the transportation task may vary with demands
and time, allowing no fixed transportation scheme. Today, small
vehicles guided by human operators or needing costly
infrastructure prevail for solving this task. With the sense of
vision becoming available, the question was put forward whether
these transportation tasks within and between production halls
could be solved by specialized autonomous ground vehicles.
One solution to this task using
the 4-D approach has been investigated jointly with an industrial
firm and the Institut fuer Messtechnik of UniBwM / LRT. C. Hock
did the mission planning and control engineering part based on the
state vector obtained by recursive estimation with prediction
error feedback according to the general scheme of dynamic vision.
Hock C (1991). Landmark Navigation
with ATHENE. 5th Int. Conf. on Advanced Robotics, Pisa,
Hock C, Dickmanns ED (1992).
Intelligent Navigation for Autonomous Robots Using Dynamic Vision.
XVII-th Congress of the Int. Society for Photogrammetry and Remote
Sensing (ISPRS), Washington, D.C.
Hock C (1994). Wissensbasierte
Fahrzeugführung mit Landmarken für autonome Roboter.
Dissertation, UniBwM / LRT