Production Logistics with Mobile Robots

Conference: ISR 2018 - 50th International Symposium on Robotics
06/20/2018 - 06/21/2016 at München, Germany

Proceedings: ISR 2018

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Wurll, Christian; Fritz, Timo; Hermann, Yannick; Hollnaicher, David (University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany)

During this research project, a complete production logistics system has been developed. A mobile robot is able to deliver standardized small load carriers (plastic totes) usually used in a Kanban system to decentralized storage racks. In order to ensure a robust implementation, a 3D Vision System has supported the automated handling process. The modular programming concept allows an easy adaptation to different requirements and tasks. The combination of a Warehouse Management and Control System in addition with the usage of State-of-The-Art communication mechanism delivers a slim and customized solution. This presented approach is able to replace the traditional manually operated milk run trains, thus further eliminating cost intensive labor.