Agent based periodic control of an AGV system in dynamic transportation

T. Nishi, K. Sotobayashi, M. Konishi, Jun Imai

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a periodic control strategy for the assignment of the tasks to several AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) in dynamic transportation. In the proposed method, all of the transportation tasks that arrive at a time are collected during a given time period and an efficient scheme of the assignment is generated by the optimization procedure, that has to be completely executed during the next period. An meta-heuristic algorithm called pheromone communication method is adopted as an optimization method for minimizing the traveling time of AGVs while maintaining a short computation time. In our study, the optimal number of collecting new tasks is investigated by changing the various timing of sending the requests to AGVs in the numerical experiments. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated by comparing the total throughput of an AGV system with that of the conventional method for a large scale transportation bay.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference
PublisherSociety of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Pages713-718
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Print)0780383524
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventSICE 2003 Annual Conference, SICE 2003 - Fukui, Japan
Duration: Aug 4 2003Aug 6 2003

Other

OtherSICE 2003 Annual Conference, SICE 2003
CountryJapan
CityFukui
Period8/4/038/6/03

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Keywords

  • Agent based system
  • AGV system
  • Flexible manufacturing system
  • Periodic control
  • Pheromone communication
  • Transportation control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Nishi, T., Sotobayashi, K., Konishi, M., & Imai, J. (2003). Agent based periodic control of an AGV system in dynamic transportation. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 713-718). [1323458] Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE).

Agent based periodic control of an AGV system in dynamic transportation. / Nishi, T.; Sotobayashi, K.; Konishi, M.; Imai, Jun.

Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. Vol. 1 Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), 2003. p. 713-718 1323458.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nishi, T, Sotobayashi, K, Konishi, M & Imai, J 2003, Agent based periodic control of an AGV system in dynamic transportation. in Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. vol. 1, 1323458, Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), pp. 713-718, SICE 2003 Annual Conference, SICE 2003, Fukui, Japan, 8/4/03.
Nishi T, Sotobayashi K, Konishi M, Imai J. Agent based periodic control of an AGV system in dynamic transportation. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. Vol. 1. Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE). 2003. p. 713-718. 1323458
Nishi, T. ; Sotobayashi, K. ; Konishi, M. ; Imai, Jun. / Agent based periodic control of an AGV system in dynamic transportation. Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. Vol. 1 Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), 2003. pp. 713-718
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