AGILOX has introduced intelligent guided vehicles that are completely independent, self-controlled, and intelligently designed to handle failover, recovery, and deadlock prevention. The Swarm Intelligence (SI) system can provide real-time solutions to complex optimization problems, often in ways that a human designer could never anticipate. The swarm can also handle unexpected changes in dynamic environments without any human intervention.
AGILOX vehicles automatically exchange information about the environment and the current work order situation with each other via WiFi several times per second. Based on virtual transport costs, which each participant constantly recalculates for all pending orders, it is automatically decided which vehicle fulfills an order and which path that vehicle can take to fulfill the order in the shortest amount of time.
Due to the nature of the Swarm Intelligence, once the first AGILOX unit learns its environment and workflow details, the system becomes infinitely scalable. Adding additional vehicles to the swarm to increase throughput is as simple as turning on the power and assigning an IP address. Within minutes, the new vehicle will automatically download all of its configuration information from the swarm and begin working, with no additional commissioning or programming required.