San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.397.1 - 25.397.10
Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) has been used in the past for several applications.Automatic identification technologies like RFID have valuable uses, especially for tracking andidentification purposes such as inventory management. RFID is particularly useful where it can beembedded within an object, such as a shipping container. RFID can be used where human accessbility islimited or dangerous. The purpose of this paper is to use RFID technology for fast warehousing andlocating material. A mobile robot with wireless control has been built. The robot has the capability ofidentifying RFID tags for each item and finding the dedicated location of the item in the warehouse. Therobot uses a tracking system for the inventory. Tracking system can collect data on daily basis andperform routines operations. This information can be used both for quality control and for improvingprocesses and logistics.This paper will describe: (1) the construction of mobile robot, (2) the RFID technology used foridentification of items, (3) tagging and storage strategy, (4) tracking system and (5) overallperformance of the robot. Several applications for such a robot will be given.
Fathizadeh, M., & Cody, J. E. (2012, June), Design of a Mobile Robot and Use of RFID for Fast Werehousing Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21155
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