Dynamic task assignment of autonomous distributed AGV in an intelligent FMS environment

Muhammad Hafidz Fazli Bin Md Fauadi*, Hao Wen Lin, Tomohiro Murata

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The need of implementing distributed system is growing significantly as it is proven to be effective for organization to be flexible against a highly demanding market. Nevertheless, there are still large technical gaps need to be addressed to gain significant achievement. We propose a distributed architecture to control Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) operation based on multi-agent architecture. System architectures and agents' functions have been designed to support distributed control of AGV. Furthermore, enhanced agent communication protocol has been configured to accommodate dynamic attributes of AGV task assignment procedure. Result proved that the technique successfully provides a better solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-705
Number of pages9
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Automated guided vehicle
  • Contract net protocol
  • Multi agent system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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