Abstract: This research paper presents the design and manufacturing of a low-cost Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) for material transportation, targeting small and medium-sized enterprises. The objective is to develop an affordable AGV using cost-effective materials and components, including mild steel for the chassis and Arduino for the control system. Different drive mechanisms, such as differential drive, omnidirectional drive, or meconium drive, are explored to achieve efficient and precise movement. The integration of the chosen drive mechanism with the control system ensures smooth navigation. The experimental work includes materials selection, CAD drawing, cutting, welding, drilling, finishing, and integration of components. The AGV prototype undergoes comprehensive testing and evaluation, considering factors like payload capacity, maneuverability, and obstacle detection. The research aims to provide a comprehensive solution for smaller businesses to enhance material transportation processes and improve operational efficiency.

Keywords: Automated Guided Vehicle, low-cost, material transportation, affordability, drive mechanism, operational efficiency.

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2023.10643

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