A beacon method for locating autonomous vehicles in a flexible manufacturing environment is presented, and typical positioning errors of such a method are computed. Data obtained from an experimental beacon navigation system support the analytical results which indicate excellent positioning accuracy is possible over a large workspace, and that unlike dead reckoning systems, navigation errors are dependent solely upon the vehicle's position in the workspace and not the distance traveled.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA, April 24, 1988|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1988|
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