Cargo-ANTS: Cargo handling by Automated Next generation Transportation Systems for ports and terminals
Cargo-ANTs aims to create smart Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Automated Trucks (ATs) that can co-operate in shared workspaces for efficient and safe freight transportation in main ports and freight terminals. The specific objectives are:
1. Increase performance and throughput of freight transportation in main ports and freight terminals and maintain a high level of safety.
2. Develop an automated shared work yard for smart AGVs and ATs.
3. Develop and demonstrate a robust grid-independent positioning system and an environmental perception system that oversees safety of operations.
4. Develop and demonstrate planning, decision, control and safety strategies for Automated Next generation Transportation systems (ANTs), i.e. smart AGVs and ATs.
Call identifier: FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
Work programme: GC.SST.2013-7
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