Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)…
are mobile robots* that follow markers or wires in the floor, or uses vision, magnets, or lasers for navigation.
*A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer—capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically.
Robots can be guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. Robots are designed to perform a task with no regard to how they look.
Automated Guided Vehicles are most often used in industrial applications to move materials around a manufacturing facility or warehouse.
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