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Robots With Laser and Vision Systems Conquer New Industrial Terrain

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SPENCER ALLEN, AETHON INC.

Classic automated guided vehicle (AGV) systems are used in many industrial applications characterized by physical path guidance in the form of embedded magnets or wires, painted lines or magnetic tape, or other electrical or mechanical path-defining means. These vehicles generally have no concept or need of “location” other than distance along the prescribed pathway, which can be used to trigger speed changes, stops, loading/unloading and more, in fulfillment of the intended application. Lidar is often used for obstacle presence detection and slowing or stopping the AGV at a...Read full article

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