Self-made Automated Guided Vehicles

Robotics

Jan 2021,

We created a business case for our customer to build their own Automatied Guided Vehicle and designed its architecture integrating state-of-the-art low cost components and technologies.

The
Challenge

To cope with a high demand of automation in the logistics and production industry, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been becoming more and more present in warehouses and production facilities. Due to the high cost of the AGVs available in the market, our client wanted to explore the possibility to design and build their own AGVs. This put our customer in front of challenges from both a business and technial perspective.​

The
Solution

We developed a business case in which the cost of the AGVs depended on the number of AGVs sold per year, its selling price, and the features built in the AGV. For this, a complete analysis of the existing AGVs in the market was done first. Then, a high level architecture design of “our” AGV was performed, integrating state-of-the-art low cost components and technologies, such as SLAM and LIDAR sensors. Finally, the business case was developed and documented.​

The
Impact

As they become more and more important for logistics but involve high acquisition costs, the possibility to build their own AGVs was a major concern for our customer. In this project, we addressed this concern by creating both a business case and designing the architecture for a state-of-the-art, low cost Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV).

Technologies

  • ROS
  • Laser SLAM
  • Powertrain
  • Visual SLAM
  • Lidar
  • Fleet Manager

Team Size

12 people

Year

2019

Maturity Level

Concept

Want to build a product of the future?

The
Challenge

To cope with a high demand of automation in the logistics and production industry, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been becoming more and more present in warehouses and production facilities. Due to the high cost of the AGVs available in the market, our client wanted to explore the possibility to design and build their own AGVs. This put our customer in front of challenges from both a business and technial perspective.​

The
Solution

We developed a business case in which the cost of the AGVs depended on the number of AGVs sold per year, its selling price, and the features built in the AGV. For this, a complete analysis of the existing AGVs in the market was done first. Then, a high level architecture design of “our” AGV was performed, integrating state-of-the-art low cost components and technologies, such as SLAM and LIDAR sensors. Finally, the business case was developed and documented.​

The
Impact

As they become more and more important for logistics but involve high acquisition costs, the possibility to build their own AGVs was a major concern for our customer. In this project, we addressed this concern by creating both a business case and designing the architecture for a state-of-the-art, low cost Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV).

Technologies

  • ROS
  • Laser SLAM
  • Powertrain
  • Visual SLAM
  • Lidar
  • Fleet Manager

Team Size

12 people

Year

2019

Maturity Level

Concept

Want to build a product of the future?

The
Challenge

To cope with a high demand of automation in the logistics and production industry, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been becoming more and more present in warehouses and production facilities. Due to the high cost of the AGVs available in the market, our client wanted to explore the possibility to design and build their own AGVs. This put our customer in front of challenges from both a business and technial perspective.​

The
Solution

We developed a business case in which the cost of the AGVs depended on the number of AGVs sold per year, its selling price, and the features built in the AGV. For this, a complete analysis of the existing AGVs in the market was done first. Then, a high level architecture design of “our” AGV was performed, integrating state-of-the-art low cost components and technologies, such as SLAM and LIDAR sensors. Finally, the business case was developed and documented.​

The
Impact

As they become more and more important for logistics but involve high acquisition costs, the possibility to build their own AGVs was a major concern for our customer. In this project, we addressed this concern by creating both a business case and designing the architecture for a state-of-the-art, low cost Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV).

Technologies

  • ROS
  • Laser SLAM
  • Powertrain
  • Visual SLAM
  • Lidar
  • Fleet Manager

Team Size

12 people

Year

2019

Maturity Level

Concept

Want to build a product of the future?

The
Challenge

To cope with a high demand of automation in the logistics and production industry, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been becoming more and more present in warehouses and production facilities. Due to the high cost of the AGVs available in the market, our client wanted to explore the possibility to design and build their own AGVs. This put our customer in front of challenges from both a business and technial perspective.​

The
Solution

We developed a business case in which the cost of the AGVs depended on the number of AGVs sold per year, its selling price, and the features built in the AGV. For this, a complete analysis of the existing AGVs in the market was done first. Then, a high level architecture design of “our” AGV was performed, integrating state-of-the-art low cost components and technologies, such as SLAM and LIDAR sensors. Finally, the business case was developed and documented.​

The
Impact

As they become more and more important for logistics but involve high acquisition costs, the possibility to build their own AGVs was a major concern for our customer. In this project, we addressed this concern by creating both a business case and designing the architecture for a state-of-the-art, low cost Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV).

Technologies

  • ROS
  • Laser SLAM
  • Powertrain
  • Visual SLAM
  • Lidar
  • Fleet Manager

Team Size

12 people

Year

2019

Maturity Level

Concept

Want to build a product of the future?

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