Development of contour-based self-localization in areas with limited numbers of reflectors or even without any.
Latest AGVs localize themselves by triangulation based on reflector landmarks detected by laser scanners. The number of reflectors ranges from hundreds to thousands. This reflector system must be mounted and precisely located by skilled personnel and the AGV cannot locate itself if no reflectors are in the field of view; furthermore, any change in the factory layout requires the position of the reflectors to be modified accordingly.
The aim of PAN-Robots is a seamless transition between reflector and contour based localization and localization in unknown areas to guarantee best localization performance for safe and efficient AGV operation.
Technical objective 6 realized in: WP5, Task 5.4