This paper presents a review on design and control of automated guided vehicle systems. We address most key related issues including guide-path design, determining vehicle requirements, vehicle scheduling, idle-vehicle positioning, battery management, vehicle routing and deadlock resolution. We discuss and classify important models and results from key publications in literature, including often-neglected areas, such as idle-vehicle positioning and battery management. In addition, we propose a new dispatching-rule classification, a framework for design and control of automated guided vehicle systems, and suggest some fruitful research directions.

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Keywords automated guided vehicle, literature overview, vehicle-based internal transport
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2005.01.036, hdl.handle.net/1765/11875
Series ERIM Top-Core Articles
Journal European Journal of Operational Research
Citation
Le-Anh, T, & de Koster, M.B.M. (2006). A review of design and control of automated guided vehicle systems. European Journal of Operational Research (Vol. 171, pp. 1–23). doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2005.01.036