Generally, the travel route and behavior of the AGV can be controlled through a computer, or the electromagnetic path-following system can be used to set up its travel route. The electromagnetic track is pasted on the floor, and the unmanned vehicle moves and moves according to the information brought by the electromagnetic track.
AGV is characterized by wheeled movement. Compared with walking, crawling or other non-wheeled mobile robots, it has the advantages of quick action, high work efficiency, simple structure, strong controllability and good security. Compared with other equipment commonly used in material transportation, AGV’s active area does not need to lay rails, support frames and other fixed devices, and is not limited by the site, road and space. Therefore, in the automated logistics system, it can fully reflect its automation and flexibility to achieve efficient, economical, and flexible unmanned production.
With the popularity of automation, AGV is favored by all walks of life. In the development atmosphere of Industry 4.0, the Internet + big data + manufacturing began to merge, smart manufacturing and smart factories sprung up in large areas, and smart logistics appeared in everyone’s eyes.
From the perspective of practical applications, AGV robots do not require manual participation during operation, which greatly reduces labor costs, and can also cooperate with different AGVs to improve work efficiency and production quality. But the connection between them requires the support of the network, and the emergence of 5G can be said to be just right. In addition, the help of other intelligent machines or intelligent systems is needed, and the intelligent factory is the best implementation scenario.
AGV robots can rescue workers from dangerous and harsh working environments, and are gradually replacing traditional manual manufacturing.
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