Modeling and Deployment of an Autonomous Cart Pickup and Delivery System

Boumediene Belkhouche, Abderrahmane Lakas

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    Abstract

    Our research provides a novel hardware/software autonomous car model that can be effectively deployed to carry out intelligent pickup and delivery missions. We develop a model of a Cooperative Autonomous Reactive Taxi System (CARTS) that contributes to solving the unsustainable urban traffic gridlock in large cities. Our model formulation is inspired by general the pickup/delivery problem (GPDP). Given dynamic stochastic variables that include a set of cars, a set of customers, a set of stations (e.g., bus stop), and a set of transport missions, devise autonomous intelligent carts capable of effectively carrying out these missions to satisfy the quality of service requirements and any associated constraints. Our model integrates novel capabilities, such as decentralized architecture, cooperative decision-making, autonomy, and intelligent navigation, as well as a transport requests logistics model. Our deployment prototype is a laboratory experimental set-up using autonomous robots and relevant infrastructure that demonstrate the feasibility of our pickup and delivery model. Analysis of collected data from the simulation and the physical implementation demonstrates the effectiveness of our model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 Amity International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AICAI 2019
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages42-48
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538693469
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2019
    Event2019 Amity International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AICAI 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: Feb 4 2019Feb 6 2019

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 2019 Amity International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AICAI 2019

    Conference

    Conference2019 Amity International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AICAI 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityDubai
    Period2/4/192/6/19

    Keywords

    • Cart transportation
    • Cyber-physical architecture
    • Decentralized control
    • Pickup and delivery problem
    • Route planning
    • Scheduling

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence

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