SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 19 May 2016

Towards Development of an Automated Guided Vehicle Intelligence Level Performance Standard


Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) typically have been used for industrial material handling since the 1950s. In the years following, U.S. and European safety standards have been evolving to protect nearby workers. However, no performance standards have been developed for AGV systems. In our view, lessons can be learned for developing such standards from the research and standards associated with mobile robots applied to search and rescue and military applications. Research challenge events, tests and evaluations, and intelligence-level efforts have also occurred that can support industrial AGV developments into higher-level intelligent systems and provide useful standards development criteria for AGV performance test methods. This chapter provides background information referenced from all of these areas to support the need for an AGV performance standard.

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Bostelman, Roger
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, US
Messina, Elena
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, US
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Developed by Committee: F45
Pages: 1–22
DOI: 10.1520/STP159420150054
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7634-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7633-1