Case-based expert system for automated reaction in freely navigating automated guided vehicle systems

Theme Automation, Automated guided vehicles
Project title Case-based expert system for automated reaction in freely navigating automated guided vehicle systems (FTS-Expert)
Project duration 01.02.2017 – 31.12.2019
Results

The research project's goal is the development of a case-based expert system, which is capable of an automated reaction to disturbances in free navigating Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVs). In order to do that the system examines the current occurrence with disturbance scenarios in its database. Based on similarities the expert system takes the proper action. A promising method from the area of knowledge-based approaches is case-based reasoning, which is to be applied in the context of this research program.

The system to be developed supports companies in their efforts to increase the efficiency of installed AGVs. This can be achieved by reducing the system downtimes that are caused by manual disturbance management. Since currently, the involvement of experts for resolving disturbances is mandatory companies could accomplish a reduction of overall cost with the usage of the described expert system. The innovative approach of the planned expert system is among other things, the fact that it assesses the urge of action given by the disturbances and their interactions within the overall system.

Sponsor

The IGF project 19327 N of the research association BVL was funded via the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) in the programme of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) based on a decision of the German Bundestag.

Partner

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Dr.-Ing.

Benjamin Küster

Manager production automation