May 18, 2021

10 Types of Factory Robotics & Their Industry Applications

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

Meili Robots define automated guided vehicles (AGVs) as material handling systems or load carriers to transport stock and materials on fixed routes. One of their core characteristics is that they don’t require an onboard operator/human driver.

“Sensors, magnetic stripes or wires embedded in the warehouse’s concrete floors, barcodes on storage racks, or wireless beacons on walls allow AGVs to carry goods from one point to another, following a predetermined path. Moreover, recent technologies have enhanced the ability of AGVs to detect obstacles and avoid collisions by using LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors and computer-vision cameras,” explains Meili Robots.

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