Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are increasingly being employed in logistics to carry out tiring and repetitive tasks inside large industrial buildings. In these settings, AGVs perform more efficiently than human workers in that they exhibit no signs of fatigue, their movements can be tracked automatically and their path can be timed to feed/collect objects in a quasi-predictable time frame and to even perform some object manipulations/refinement during transportation. In this article, we present a simulation analysis assessing the feasibility of commodity WiFi for operations control in an autonomous production site. In this context, AGVs and infrastructure endpoints are involved in periodic data exchange, the later gathering and acting upon AGV health data in order to ensure the systems operations continuity. To this end, we have setup a realistic simulation scenario mimicking the sites' operational environment discussing some trade-offs that emerge.

Feasibility of Commodity WiFi for Operations Control in an Autonomous Production Site / A. Bujari, A. Corradi, L. Foschini, C. E. Palazzi. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020), pp. 1-6. (Intervento presentato al convegno IEEE 25th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) tenutosi a Pisa, Italy (Virtuale) nel 14-16 September 2020) [10.1109/CAMAD50429.2020.9209301].

Feasibility of Commodity WiFi for Operations Control in an Autonomous Production Site

A. Bujari
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A. Corradi;L. Foschini;
2020

Abstract

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are increasingly being employed in logistics to carry out tiring and repetitive tasks inside large industrial buildings. In these settings, AGVs perform more efficiently than human workers in that they exhibit no signs of fatigue, their movements can be tracked automatically and their path can be timed to feed/collect objects in a quasi-predictable time frame and to even perform some object manipulations/refinement during transportation. In this article, we present a simulation analysis assessing the feasibility of commodity WiFi for operations control in an autonomous production site. In this context, AGVs and infrastructure endpoints are involved in periodic data exchange, the later gathering and acting upon AGV health data in order to ensure the systems operations continuity. To this end, we have setup a realistic simulation scenario mimicking the sites' operational environment discussing some trade-offs that emerge.
2020
2020 IEEE 25th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD)
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Feasibility of Commodity WiFi for Operations Control in an Autonomous Production Site / A. Bujari, A. Corradi, L. Foschini, C. E. Palazzi. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020), pp. 1-6. (Intervento presentato al convegno IEEE 25th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) tenutosi a Pisa, Italy (Virtuale) nel 14-16 September 2020) [10.1109/CAMAD50429.2020.9209301].
A. Bujari, A. Corradi, L. Foschini, C. E. Palazzi
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