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An optical guidance system for remotely controlled, self-propelled vehicles in which a single light source is used as an aiming point by the vehicle. The light source is detected by a camera lens and the vehicle is maneuvered according to the position of the light within the field of view of the lens. A computer is provided to determine the cartesian coordinates of the light source and calculate the position of the vehicle relative to the light source. The light source also transmits optically coded information for controlling the vehicle relative to the position of other vehicles, the condition of the vehicle path or other related information.

Title
Apparatus and method for optical guidance system for automatic guided vehicle
Application Number
6/593477
Publication Number
4626995
Application Date
March 26, 1984
Publication Date
December 2, 1986
Inventor
Goran P R Netzler
Frilles.ang.s
SE
Gunnar K Lofgren
Charlotte
NC, US
Agent
W Thad Adams III
Assignee
NDC Technologies
NC, US
IPC
B62D 15/00
G06F 15/20
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