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Glossary of Terms

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)

Automated guided vehicles, or AGVs, are self-guided mechanical units that can carry and deliver goods from one point to another. The machines are software-controlled but utilize guidance sensors along the way to understand their pathways, directions and avoid bumping into structures or workers. Traveling along the floor of a facility - based on directional routes that are programmed ahead of time - they do not require a driver or manual operations, see improving safety, and a reduction in operational risk. AGVs can transport materials safely throughout a warehouse or facility, including transportation of goods, picking, and distribution.