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(11)EP 3 522 085 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
27.07.2022 Bulletin 2022/30

(21)Application number: 17854588.5

(22)Date of filing:  10.08.2017
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G06Q 10/08(2012.01)
G05B 19/418(2006.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
Y02P 90/60; G05B 19/41895; G06Q 10/087; G05B 2219/31086; G05B 2219/31002; G05B 2219/31216; Y02P 90/02
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2017/096813
(87)International publication number:
WO 2018/059136 (05.04.2018 Gazette  2018/14)

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CROSS-STORAGE TRANSPORTATION CONTROL METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

LAGERÜBERGREIFENDES TRANSPORTSTEUERUNGSVERFAHREN, VORRICHTUNG UND SYSTEM

PROCÉDÉ, APPAREIL ET SYSTÈME DE COMMANDE DE TRANSPORT AVEC STOCKAGE CROISÉ


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 27.09.2016 CN 201610854227

(43)Date of publication of application:
07.08.2019 Bulletin 2019/32

(73)Proprietor: Hangzhou Hikrobot Technology Co., Ltd
Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310052 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • WU, Huapeng
    Hangzhou Zhejiang 310052 (CN)
  • ZHU, Keping
    Hangzhou Zhejiang 310052 (CN)
  • LI, Shengkai
    Hangzhou Zhejiang 310052 (CN)

(74)Representative: Liebetanz, Michael 
Isler & Pedrazzini AG Giesshübelstrasse 45 Postfach 1772
8027 Zürich
8027 Zürich (CH)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-2016/125001
CN-A- 103 587 869
US-A1- 2008 071 404
US-A1- 2016 229 631
CN-A- 101 376 456
CN-U- 204 549 862
US-A1- 2014 303 768
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description


    [0001] The present application claims the priority to a Chinese patent application No. 201610854227.1 filed with the China National Intellectual Property Administration on September 27, 2016 and entitled "Trans-warehouse Transport Control Method, Device and System".

    Technical Field



    [0002] The present application relates to the field of automatic logistics, and in particular to a method, device and system for controlling transportation between warehouses.

    Background



    [0003] Currently, the process for transporting goods between warehouses in related art is as follows. A source RCS (Robot Cooperative System) controls AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) in a factory building to move objects to a handover area between a source factory building and a target factory building. The objects are then moved to a target storage space in the target factory building by workers. In such process, there are a plurality of AGVs in the source factory building, which are controlled by the source RCS.

    [0004] Since the objects are moved by the workers from the handover area to the target storage space, the transportation is not fully automated, resulting in a low efficiency for transporting goods from one warehouse to another.

    [0005] WO 2016125001 describes an apparatus and a method for path correction of a vehicle travelling from a first marker to a second marker. The method includes the steps of: computing, by circuitry of an information processing apparatus, an offset in a location of the vehicle with respect to the first marker; dividing a distance between the first maker and the second marker into a predetermined number of segments; computing a speed profile of the vehicle based on the distance between the first marker and the second marker; generating a compensation curve based on the computed offset and a plurality of interpolation points; and modifying, upon each segment being traversed by the vehicle, the speed profile of the vehicle.

    Summary



    [0006] The objective of the embodiments of the present application is to provide a method, device and system for controlling transportation between warehouses, to improve the efficiency of transporting and warehousing. Specifically, the technical solutions are as follows.

    [0007] The objective is solved with the features of independent claims. Further embodiments are defined in the dependent claims.

    [0008] A method according to claim 1 for controlling transportation between warehouses is provided, which is applicable to an automated guided vehicle AGV in a system for controlling transportation between warehouses. The system for controlling transportation between warehouses further includes a source RCS and a target RCS. The method includes:

    receiving, from the source RCS, first transportation information which includes information of a first to-be-transported object;

    transporting the first to-be-transported object to a handover area;

    transferring a control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS and receiving a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS; and

    transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space,

    wherein the handover area is an overlap of an area under the control of the source RCS and an area under the control of the target RCS, and the AGV located in the handover area is under the control of both the source RCS and the target RCS,

    wherein transferring the control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS comprises:

    sending a suspension request to the source RCS,

    receiving a first address from the source RCS,

    sending a takeover request to a target RCS corresponding to the first address, and

    receiving a message of successful takeover from the target RCS.



    [0009] Optionally, before receiving the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS, the method further includes:
    sending, to the target RCS, a first request for obtaining a location of a target storage space.

    [0010] Optionally, after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS;

    receiving, from the target RCS, second transportation information which includes information of a second to-be-transported object;

    transporting the second to-be-transported object to the handover area;

    transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a location of a second target storage space from the source RCS; and

    transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space, and

    sending a message of successful transportation to the source RCS.



    [0011] Optionally, after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS;

    receiving return information from the target RCS;

    moving to the handover area;

    transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a target location from the source RCS; and

    moving to the target location, and

    sending a message of successful return to the source RCS.



    [0012] Optionally, the process of transferring the control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS includes:

    sending a suspension request to the target RCS;

    sending a takeover request to the source RCS; and

    receiving a message of successful takeover from the source RCS.



    [0013] Optionally, before sending the takeover request to the source RCS, the method further includes:

    receiving a second address from the target RCS; and

    wherein sending the takeover request to the source RCS, includes:
    sending the takeover request to a source RCS corresponding to the second address.



    [0014] An apparatus according to claim 7 for controlling transportation between warehouses is provided, which is applicable to an automated guided vehicle AGV in a system for controlling transportation between warehouses. A system according to claim 8 for controlling transportation between warehouses is also provided.

    [0015] In the present application, the AGV transfers the control over itself from the source RCS to the target RCS after moving the to-be-transported object to the handover area, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    Brief Description of the Drawings



    [0016] In order to illustrate the technical solutions of the embodiments of the present application and related technologies more clearly, the drawings used in the embodiments and related art are briefly described in the following.

    Fig. 1 is a first flowchart depicting a method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 2 is a schematic diagram depicting an interface at a workbench at the end of a production line according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 3 is a schematic diagram depicting a source factory building according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 4 is a schematic diagram depicting that an AGV moves to a location M of a to-be-transported object according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 5 is a schematic diagram depicting that the AGV transports the to-be-transported object A from the location M to a location N of the handover area according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 6 is a schematic diagram depicting a target factory building according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 7 is a schematic diagram depicting that the AGV transports the to-be-transported object A from the location N of the handover area to a location P of the first target storage space according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 8 is a flowchart depicting the transfer of a control according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 9 is a second flowchart depicting a method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 10 is a third flowchart depicting a method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 11 is a fourth flowchart depicting a method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 12 is a fifth flowchart depicting a method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 13 is a schematic diagram depicting a first structure of a device for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 14 is a schematic diagram depicting a second structure of a device for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 15 is a schematic diagram depicting a third structure of a device for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 16 is a sixth flowchart depicting a method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 17 is a schematic diagram depicting a fourth structure of a device for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 18 is a seventh flowchart depicting a method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 19 is a schematic diagram depicting a fifth structure of a device for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 20 is a schematic diagram depicting a structure of a system for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 21 is a schematic diagram depicting a structure of an automated guided vehicle according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 22 is a schematic diagram depicting a first structure of an electronic device according to an embodiment of the present application;

    Fig. 23 is a schematic diagram depicting a second structure of an electronic device according to an embodiment of the present application.


    Detailed Description



    [0017] The technical solution of the application will be described in detail with reference to the drawings of embodiments of the present application. Obviously, the embodiments described are only some instead of all of the embodiments of the present application, the invention being defined by the appended claims.

    [0018] To solve the problems in related art, embodiments of the present application provide a method, device and system for controlling transportation between warehouses.

    [0019] A method and device for controlling transportation between warehouses according to embodiments of the present application are first explained below with respect to an automated guided vehicle AGV.

    [0020] It should be noted that the method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application is applicable to an automated guided vehicle AGV in a system for controlling transportation between warehouses. The system for controlling transportation between warehouses further includes a source RCS and a target RCS.

    [0021] The AGV is a vehicle for transportation, which is equipped with an automatic guiding device such as electromagnetic or optical device, is capable of traveling along a prescribed guiding path, and provides safety protection functions and delivery functions.

    [0022] There is a handover area between the source factory building and the target factory building. There are multiple AGVs in the source factory building and in the target factory building. A source RCS controls the AGVs in the source factory building, and a target RCS (Robot Cooperative System) controls the AGVs in the target factory building.

    [0023] As shown in Fig. 1, the method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to the embodiment of the present application may include:
    S101: receiving, from the source RCS, first transportation information which includes information of a first to-be-transported object.

    [0024] The source RCS sends the first transportation information to an AGV when there is a to-be-transported object that needs to be transported to the target factory building.

    [0025] The first transportation information includes information of the first to-be-transported object. The first to-be-transported object may be a finished product and a container, and the information of the first to-be-transported object may be the serial number of the finished product and the sequence number of the container. The first to-be-transported object may be a finished product only, and the information of the first to-be-transported object may be the serial number of the finished product. The first to-be-transported object may be the container only, and the information of the first to-be-transported object may be the sequence number of the container. The serial number of the finished product or the sequence number of the container can be obtained by scanning the finished product or the container at a workbench at the end of a production line. Fig. 2 shows the interface of the workbench at the end of the production line. Since the container can correspond to multiple storage spaces, the sequence numbers of the storage spaces and the serial numbers of the finished products are displayed in the interface.

    [0026] S102: transporting the first to-be-transported object to a handover area.

    [0027] After receiving the first transportation information from the source RCS, the AGV may transport the to-be-transported object indicated by the first transportation information from to the handover area. The to-be-transported object is generally located in the workbench at the end of the production line. The handover area is the junction of the source factory building and the target factory building.

    [0028] In the present application, an AGV transports only one object at a time, and therefore will not transport a wrong object. After moving to the location of the to-be-transported object, the AGV can grasp the to-be-transported object and take it to the handover area.

    [0029] In addition, when the to-be-transported object includes a finished product and a container, in order to ensure that there are always a container to hold a finished product at the workbench at the end of the production line, the source RCS can control other AGVs to transport empty containers to the workbench at the end of the production line after the to-be-transported object is transported away.

    [0030] S103: transferring a control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS and receiving a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS.

    [0031] After the first to-be-transported object is transported to the handover area, the control over the AGV is transferred from the source RCS to the target RCS. At this time, the target RCS takes over the AGV, determines the location of the first target storage space, and sends the location of the first target storage space to the AGV. The AGV receives the location of the first target storage space sent by the target RCS.

    [0032] S104: transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.

    [0033] After the location of the first target storage space is received, the first to-be-transported object is transported from the handover area to the first target storage space to finish the transporting and warehousing.

    [0034] In the present application, the AGV transfers the control over itself from the source RCS to the target RCS after moving the to-be-transported object to the handover area, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0035] For easy understanding, the method shown in Fig. 1 is described in detail below by way of a specific embodiment.

    [0036] For example, the location of the AGV is denoted by H, the to-be-transported object is denoted by A, the location of the first to-be-transported object is denoted by M, the handover area is denoted by N, and the first target storage space is denoted by P.

    [0037] In the source factory building as shown in Fig. 3, the AGV receives the first transportation information sent by the source RCS, and moves from the location H to the location M of the first to-be-transported object A.

    [0038] As shown in Fig. 4, the AGV has moved to the location M of the first to-be-transported object A.

    [0039] As shown in Fig. 5, the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object A from the location M to the location N of the handover area, and transfers the control over itself from the source RCS to the target RCS.

    [0040] The AGV receives the location P of the first target storage space sent by the target RCS. In the target factory building as shown in Fig. 6, the AGV moves from the location N of the handover area to the location P of the first target storage space.

    [0041] As shown in Fig. 7, the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object A from the location N of the handover area to the first target storage space P.

    [0042] In an implementation of the present application, as shown in Fig. 8, the process of transferring a control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS and receiving a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS (S103), may include:
    S1031: sending a suspension request to the source RCS.

    [0043] The AGV sends the suspension request to the source RCS, such that the source RCS removes the control over the AGV.

    [0044] S1032: receiving a first address from the source RCS.

    [0045] Since there may be a plurality of target factory buildings, the source RCS may send the address of a corresponding target RCS to the AGV after receiving the suspension request sent by the AGV. When there is only one target factory building, the AGV may directly send a takeover request to the target RCS.

    [0046] S1033: sending the takeover request to a target RCS corresponding to the first address.

    [0047] After receiving the first address, the AGV may send the takeover request to the target RCS corresponding to the first address, such that the target RCS corresponding to the first address starts to control the AGV.

    [0048] S1034: receiving a message of successful takeover from the target RCS.

    [0049] After receiving the successful takeover message sent by the target RCS, it can be determined that the control over the AGV has been transferred from the source RCS to the target RCS.

    [0050] S1035: sending, to the target RCS, a first request for obtaining a location of a target storage space.

    [0051] The AGV does not know the details of the storage spaces in the target factory building and where the first to-be-transported object needs to be transported to. Therefore, after receiving the message of successful takeover sent by the target RCS, the AGV may send a first request to the target RCS to obtain the location of the target storage space. Alternatively, the target RCS may directly determine the location of the first target storage space after taking over the AGV, and send the location of the first target storage space to the AGV. In this case, the AGV does not need to send the first request for obtaining a location of a target storage space.

    [0052] S1036: receiving the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS.

    [0053] On the basis of the embodiment shown in Fig. 1, a method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application, as shown in Fig. 9, may include:
    S105: sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS.

    [0054] Step S105 may be performed after step S104.

    [0055] The transporting and warehousing is done after the first to-be-transported object is transported from the handover area to the first target storage space. At this time, the message of successful transportation is sent to the target RCS, so that the target RCS learns the situation and therefore controls the AGV to perform other tasks.

    [0056] S106: receiving, from the target RCS, second transportation information which includes information of a second to-be-transported object.

    [0057] In order to improve the utilization of AGVs, before the AGV moves back to the source factory building, the target RCS detects whether there is any empty container in the target factory building. If there is an empty container, the target RCS sends the second transportation information to the AGV. The second transportation information includes the information of the second to-be-transported object, in this case, information of the empty container detected by the target RCS. The information of the empty container may be the sequence number of the empty container.

    [0058] S107: transporting the second to-be-transported object to the handover area.

    [0059] There are sometimes available empty containers in the target factory building. Therefore, after receiving the second transportation information sent by the target RCS, the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object to the handover area.

    [0060] S108: transferring the control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a location of a second target storage space from the source RCS.

    [0061] After the second to-be-transported object is transported to the handover area, the control over the AGV is transferred from the target RCS to the source RCS. At this time, the source RCS takes over the AGV, determines the location of the second target storage space, and sends the location of the second target storage space to the AGV. The AGV receives the location of the second target storage space sent by the source RCS.

    [0062] In an implementation of the present application, the process of transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a location of a second target storage space from the source RCS, may include:
    sending a suspension request to the target RCS, receiving a second address from the target RCS, sending a takeover request to a source RCS corresponding to the second address, receiving a message of successful takeover from the source RCS, sending to the source RCS a second request for obtaining a location of a target storage space, and receiving the location of the second target storage space from the source RCS.

    [0063] It should be noted that the AGV sends the suspension request to the target RCS such that the target RCS removes the control over the AGV. Since there may be a plurality of source factory buildings, the target RCS may send a second address of a corresponding source RCS to the AGV after receiving the suspension request sent by the AGV. When there is only one source factory building, the AGV may directly send a takeover request to the source RCS. After receiving the second address, the AGV may send the takeover request to the source RCS corresponding to the second address, such that the source RCS corresponding to the second address takes over the AGV. After receiving the successful takeover message sent by the source RCS, it can be determined that the control over the AGV has been transferred from the target RCS to the source RCS.

    [0064] The AGV does not know the details of the storage spaces in the source factory building and where the second to-be-transported object needs to be transported to. Therefore, after receiving the message of successful takeover sent by the source RCS, the AGV may send a second request to the source RCS to obtain the location of the second target storage space. Alternatively, the source RCS may directly determine the location of the second target storage space after taking over the AGV, and send the location of the second target storage space to the AGV. In this case, the AGV does not need to send the second request for obtaining a location of a target storage space. The AGV receives the location of the second target storage space from the source RCS.

    [0065] S109: transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage spacc.

    [0066] After the location of the second target storage space is received, the second to-be-transported object is transported from the handover area to the second target storage space. At this point, the transporting and warehousing is completed, and the warehouse herein is the source factory building.

    [0067] In the present application, after transporting the to-be-transported object to the handover area, the AGV transfers the control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS, such that the source RCS takes over the AGV and controls the AGV to transport the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space. In this way, the transportation is done fully automated, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to the manual transporting. In addition, after the source RCS takes over the AGVs, the source RCS may control an AGV stayed at the second target storage location to leave, so that the AGV controlled by the source RCS does not occupy the second target storage space. Therefore, an AGV can place a second to-be-transported object to the second target storage space, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing.

    [0068] On the basis of the embodiment shown in Fig. 9, as shown in Fig. 10, the method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to the embodiment of the present application may include:
    S110: sending a message of successful transportation to the source RCS.

    [0069] Step S110 may be performed after step S109.

    [0070] The transporting and warehousing is done after the second to-be-transported object is transported from the handover area to the location of the second target storage space. At this time, the message of successful transportation is sent to the source RCS, so that the source RCS learns the situation and therefore controls the AGV to perform other tasks.

    [0071] On the basis of the embodiment shown in Fig. 1, as shown in Fig. 11, the method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to the embodiment of the present application may include:
    Sill: sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS.

    [0072] Step S111 may be performed after step S104.

    [0073] The transporting and warehousing is done after the first to-be-transported object is transported from the handover area to the first target storage space. At this time, the message of successful transportation is sent to the target RCS, so that the target RCS learns the situation and therefore controls the AGV to perform other tasks.

    [0074] S112: receiving return information from the target RCS.

    [0075] In order to improve the utilization of AGVs, before the AGV moves back to the source factory building, the target RCS detects whether there is any empty container in the target factory building. If there is no empty container in the target factory building, the target RCS sends the return information to the AGV, and the AGV receives the return information sent by the target RCS.

    [0076] S113: moving to the handover area.

    [0077] After receiving the return information from the target RCS, the AGV moves to the handover area.

    [0078] S114: transferring the control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a target location from the source RCS.

    [0079] The AGV transfers the control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS. At this time, the source RCS takes over the AGV, determines the target location, and sends the determined target location to the AGV. The AGV receives the target location sent by the source RCS.

    [0080] In an implementation of the present application, the process of transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a target location from the source RCS, may include:
    sending a suspension request to the target RCS, receiving a second address from the target RCS, sending a takeover request to a source RCS corresponding to the second address, receiving a message of successful takeover from the source RCS, sending to the source RCS a third request for obtaining the target location, and receiving the target location from the source RCS.

    [0081] It should be noted that the AGV sends the suspension request to the target RCS such that the target RCS removes the control over the AGV. Since there may be a plurality of source factory buildings, the target RCS may send a second address of a corresponding source RCS to the AGV after receiving the suspension request sent by the AGV. When there is only one source factory building, the AGV may directly send a takeover request to the source RCS. After receiving information of the second address, the AGV may send the takeover request to the source RCS corresponding to the second address, such that the source RCS corresponding to the second address takes over the AGV. After receiving the successful takeover message sent by the source RCS, it can be determined that the control over the AGV has been transferred from the target RCS to the source RCS.

    [0082] The AGV does not know the details of the storage spaces in the source factory building and where to move to. Therefore, after receiving the message of successful takeover sent by the source RCS, the AGV may send a third request to the source RCS to obtain the target location. Alternatively, the source RCS may directly determine the target location after taking over the AGV, and send the target location to the AGV. In this case, the AGV does not need to send the third request for obtaining the target location. The AGV receives the target location from the source RCS.

    [0083] S115: moving to the target location.

    [0084] After receiving the target location sent by the source RCS, the AGV moves to the target location, thereby completing the return.

    [0085] In the present application, after the AGV receives the return information from the target RCS and moves to the handover area, the AGV transfers the control over itself from the target RCS to the source RCS, such that the source RCS takes over the AGV and controls the AGV to move to the target location. Thus, an automatic return of the AGV is achieved.

    [0086] On the basis of the embodiment shown in Fig. 11, as shown in Fig. 12, after the process of moving to the target location, the method for controlling transportation between warehouses according to the embodiment of the present application may include:
    S116: sending a message of successful return to the source RCS.

    [0087] After moving to the target location, the return is finished. At this time, a message of successful return is sent to the source RCS, such that the source RCS learns the situation and controls the AGV to perform other tasks.

    [0088] In relation to the above method embodiments, as shown in Fig. 13, an embodiment of the present application also provides an apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses, which is applicable to an automated guided vehicle AGV in a system for controlling transportation between warehouses. The system for controlling transportation between warehouses further includes a source RCS and a target RCS. The apparatus may include:

    a first receiving module 201, configured for receiving, from the source RCS, first transportation information which includes information of a first to-be-transported object;

    a first transporting module 202, configured for transporting the first to-be-transported object to a handover area;

    a first transferring module 203, configured for transferring a control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS and receiving a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS; and

    a second transporting module 204, configured for transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0089] In the present application, the AGV transfers the control over itself from the source RCS to the target RCS after moving the to-be-transported object to the handover area, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0090] Specifically, the first transferring module 203 may include:

    a first suspension request sending unit, configured for sending a suspension request to the source RCS;

    a first takeover request sending unit, configured for sending a takeover request to the target RCS; and

    a first receiving unit, configured for receiving a message of successful takeover from the target RCS and a location of a first target storage space.



    [0091] The apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses, which includes the first suspension request sending unit, the first takeover request sending unit, and the first receiving unit, may further include:
    a second receiving module, configured for receiving a first address from the source RCS before sending the takeover request to the target RCS.

    [0092] The first takeover request sending unit may be specifically used for:
    sending the takeover request to a target RCS corresponding to the first address.

    [0093] On the basis of the apparatus shown in Fig. 13, an apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application may include:
    a first request sending module, configured for sending, to the target RCS, a first request for obtaining a location of a target storage space before receiving the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS.

    [0094] On the basis of the apparatus shown in Fig. 13, an apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application, as shown in Fig. 14, may include:

    a first sending module 205, configured for sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space;

    a third receiving module 206, configured for receiving, from the target RCS, second transportation information which includes information of a second to-be-transported object;

    a third transporting module 207, configured for transporting the second to-be-transported object to the handover area;

    a second transferring module 208, configured for transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a location of a second target storage space from the source RCS; and

    a fourth transporting module 209, configured for transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.



    [0095] In the present application, after transporting the to-be-transported object to the handover area, the AGV transfers the control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS, such that the source RCS takes over the AGV and controls the AGV to transport the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space. In this way, the transportation is done fully automated, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to the manual transporting. In addition, after the source RCS takes over the AGVs, the source RCS may control an AGV stayed at the second target storage location to leave, so that the AGV controlled by the source RCS docs not occupy the second target storage space. Therefore, an AGV can place a second to-be-transported object to the second target storage space, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing.

    [0096] On the basis of the apparatus shown in Fig. 14, an apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application, as shown in Fig. 15, may include:
    a second sending module 210, configured for sending a message of successful transportation to the source RCS after transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.

    [0097] The transporting and warehousing is done after the second to-be-transported object is transported from the handover area to the location of the second target storage space. At this time, the message of successful transportation is sent to the source RCS, so that the source RCS learns the situation and therefore controls the AGV to perform other tasks.

    [0098] On the basis of the apparatus shown in Fig. 13, an apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses according to an embodiment of the present application may include:

    a third sending module, configured for sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space;

    a fourth receiving module, configured for receiving return information from the target RCS;

    a first moving module, configured for moving to the handover area;

    a third transferring module, configured for transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a target location from the source RCS; and

    a second moving module, configured for moving to the target location.



    [0099] Specifically, the third transferring module may include:

    a second suspension request sending unit, configured for sending a suspension request to the target RCS;

    a second takeover request sending unit, configured for sending a takeover request to the source RCS; and

    a second receiving unit, configured for receiving a message of successful takeover from the source RCS.



    [0100] The apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses, which includes the second suspension request sending unit, the second takeover request sending unit, and the second receiving unit, may further include:
    a fifth receiving module, configured for receiving a second address from the target RCS before sending the takeover request to the source RCS.

    [0101] The second takeover request sending unit is specifically configured for:
    sending the takeover request to a source RCS corresponding to the second address.

    [0102] The device for controlling transportation between warehouses, which includes the third sending module, the third receiving module, the first moving module, the third transferring module, and the second moving module, may further include:
    a fourth sending module, configured for sending a message of successful return to the source RCS after moving to the target location.

    [0103] An embodiment of the present application also provides an automated guided vehicle, as shown in Fig. 12, which includes: a vehicle body 2101, wheels 2102, a controller 2103, and a memory 2104. The wheels 2102 are rotatablely attached to the vehicle body 2101. The controller 2103 and the memory 2104 are connected to each other and are disposed in the vehicle body 2101. The memory 2104 is used for storing a computer program. The controller 2103 is used for executing the program stored on the memory to perform the method for controlling transportation between warehouses described, and the method includes:

    receiving, from the source RCS, first transportation information which includes information of a first to-be-transported object;

    transporting the first to-be-transported object to a handover area;

    transferring a control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS and receiving a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS; and

    transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0104] In an implementation of the present application, the process of transferring the control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS includes:

    sending a suspension request to the source RCS;

    sending a takeover request to the target RCS; and

    receiving a message of successful takeover from the target RCS.



    [0105] In an implementation of the present application, before sending the takeover request to the target RCS, the method further includes:

    receiving a first address from the source RCS; and

    wherein sending the takeover request to the target RCS, includes:
    sending the takeover request to a target RCS corresponding to the first address.



    [0106] In an implementation of the present application, before receiving the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS, the method further includes:
    sending, to the target RCS, a first request for obtaining a location of a target storage space.

    [0107] In an implementation of the present application, after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS;

    receiving, from the target RCS, second transportation information which includes information of a second to-be-transported object;

    transporting the second to-be-transported object to the handover area;

    transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a location of a second target storage space from the source RCS; and

    transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.



    [0108] In an implementation of the present application, after transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space, the method further includes:
    sending a message of successful transportation to the source RCS.

    [0109] In an implementation of the present application, after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS;

    receiving return information from the target RCS;

    moving to the handover area;

    transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a target location from the source RCS; and

    moving to the target location.



    [0110] In an implementation of the present application, after moving to the target location, the method further includes:
    sending a message of successful return to the source RCS.

    [0111] In an implementation of the present application, the process of transferring the control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS includes:

    sending a suspension request to the target RCS;

    sending a takeover request to the source RCS; and

    receiving a message of successful takeover from the source RCS.



    [0112] In an implementation of the present application, before sending the takeover request to the source RCS, the method further includes:

    receiving a second address from the target RCS; and

    wherein sending the takeover request to the source RCS, includes:
    sending the takeover request to a source RCS corresponding to the second address.



    [0113] In the present application, the AGV transfers the control over itself from the source RCS to the target RCS after moving the to-be-transported object to the handover area, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0114] An embodiment of the present application provides a computer readable storage medium. The storage medium stores a computer program that, when executed by a controller, implements the method for controlling transportation between warehouses described. The method includes:

    receiving, from the source RCS, first transportation information which includes information of a first to-be-transported object;

    transporting the first to-be-transported object to a handover area;

    transferring a control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS and receiving a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS; and

    transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0115] In an implementation of the present application, the process of transferring the control over the AGV from the source RCS to the target RCS includes:

    sending a suspension request to the source RCS;

    sending a takeover request to the target RCS; and

    receiving a message of successful takeover from the target RCS.



    [0116] In an implementation of the present application, before sending the takeover request to the target RCS, the method further includes:

    receiving a first address from the source RCS; and

    wherein sending the takeover request to the target RCS, includes:
    sending the takeover request to a target RCS corresponding to the first address.



    [0117] In an implementation of the present application, before receiving the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS, the method further includes:
    sending, to the target RCS, a first request for obtaining a location of a target storage space.

    [0118] In an implementation of the present application, after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS;

    receiving, from the target RCS, second transportation information which includes information of a second to-be-transported object;

    transporting the second to-be-transported object to the handover area;

    transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a location of a second target storage space from the source RCS; and

    transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.



    [0119] In an implementation of the present application, after transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space, the method further includes:
    sending a message of successful transportation to the source RCS.

    [0120] In an implementation of the present application, after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS;

    receiving return information from the target RCS;

    moving to the handover area;

    transferring a control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS and receiving a target location from the source RCS; and

    moving to the target location.



    [0121] In an implementation of the present application, after moving to the target location, the method further includes:
    sending a message of successful return to the source RCS.

    [0122] In an implementation of the present application, the process of transferring the control over the AGV from the target RCS to the source RCS includes:

    sending a suspension request to the target RCS;

    sending a takeover request to the source RCS; and

    receiving a message of successful takeover from the source RCS.



    [0123] In an implementation of the present application, before sending the takeover request to the source RCS, the method further includes:

    receiving a second address from the target RCS; and

    wherein sending the takeover request to the source RCS, includes:
    sending the takeover request to a source RCS corresponding to the second address.



    [0124] In the present application, the AGV transfers the control over itself from the source RCS to the target RCS after moving the to-be-transported object to the handover area, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0125] A method and device for controlling transportation between warehouses according to embodiments of the present application are explained below with respect to a source RCS.

    [0126] Fig. 16 illustrates a method for controlling transportation between warehouses, which is applicable to a source RCS in a system for controlling transportation between warehouses. The system for controlling transportation between warehouses may further include an automated guided vehicle AGV and a target RCS. The method may include:
    S301: sending, to the AGV, first transportation information including information of a first to-bc-transportcd object, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object to a handover area and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS.

    [0127] The source RCS sends the first transportation information to an AGV when there is a to-be-transported object that needs to be transported to the target factory building.

    [0128] The first transportation information includes information of the first to-be-transported object. The first to-be-transported object may be a finished product and a container, and the information of the first to-be-transported object may be the serial number of the finished product and the sequence number of the container. The first to-be-transported object may be a finished product only, and the information of the first to-be-transported object may be the serial number of the finished product. The first to-be-transported object may be the container only, and the information of the first to-be-transported object may be the sequence number of the container. The serial number of the finished product or the sequence number of the container can be obtained by scanning the finished product or the container at a workbench at the end of a production line.

    [0129] After receiving the first transportation information from the source RCS, the AGV may transport the to-be-transported object indicated by the first transportation information from to the handover area. The to-be-transported object is generally located in the workbench at the end of the production line. The handover area is the junction of the source factory building and the target factory building.

    [0130] The AGV sends the first transferring request to the source RCS, after transporting the first to-be-transported object to the handover area.

    [0131] S302: receiving the first transferring request from the AGV and removing a control over the AGV, such that the AGV sends a second transferring request to the target RCS, receives a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS, and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.

    [0132] After receiving the first transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS removes the control over the AGV, such that the AGV sends a second transferring request to the target RCS. After receiving the second transferring request, the target RCS takes over the AGV, determines the location of the first target storage space, and sends the location of the first target storage space to the AGV. The AGV receives the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS, and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. The transporting and warehousing is thus completed.

    [0133] In the present application, after receiving the first transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS removes the control over the AGV, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0134] The embodiments with respect to the source RCS are substantially similar to the embodiments with respect to the AGV. The only difference is that they are described from different perspectives, thus the former are simply described. The relevant parts can be referred to the description of the embodiments with respect to the AGV.

    [0135] On the basis of the method shown in Fig. 16, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method for controlling the transportation between warehouses according to the present application may further include:

    receiving a third transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the third transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives, from the target RCS, second transportation information including information of a second to-be-transported object, transports the second object to the handover area, and sends a fourth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a location of a second target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.



    [0136] The transporting and warehousing is done after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. At this time, the message of successful transportation is sent to the target RCS, so that the target RCS learns the situation and therefore controls the AGV to perform other tasks.

    [0137] After the target has learned the situation, the target RCS detects whether there is any empty container in the target factory building. If there is an empty container, the target RCS sends the second transportation information to the AGV. The second transportation information includes the information of the second to-be-transported object, in this case, information of the empty container detected by the target RCS. The information of the empty container may be the sequence number of the empty container.

    [0138] After receiving the second transportation information sent by the target RCS, the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object to the handover area, and sends the fourth transferring request to the target RCS, so that the target RCS removes the control over the AGV. The AGV sends a third transferring request to the source RCS. The source RCS receives the third transferring request sent by the AGV, controls the AGV, determines the location of the second target storage space, and sends the location of the second target storage space to the AGV, so that the AGV will transport the second to-be-transported object to the second target storage space.

    [0139] In the present application, after receiving the third transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS controls the AGV and sends the location of the second target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0140] On the basis of the method shown in Fig. 16, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method for controlling the transportation between warehouses according to the present application may further include:

    receiving a fifth transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the fifth transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives return information from the target RCS, moves to the handover area, and sends a sixth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a target location to the AGV, such that the AGV moves to the target location.



    [0141] The transporting and warehousing is done after the first to-be-transported object is transported from the handover area to the first target storage space. At this time, the AGV sends the message of successful transportation to the target RCS, so that the target RCS learns the situation and therefore controls the AGV to perform other tasks.

    [0142] In order to improve the utilization of AGVs, before the AGV moves back to the source factory building, the target RCS detects whether there is any empty container in the target factory building. If there is no empty container in the target factory building, the target RCS sends the return information to the AGV. After receiving the return information from the target RCS, the AGV moves to the handover area and sends the sixth transferring request to the target RCS such that the target RCS removes the control over the AGV, and then the AGV sends the fifth transferring request to the source RCS. After receiving the fifth transferring request, the source RCS controls the AGV and determines the target location, sends the determined target location to the AGV, such that the AGV moves to the target location, completing the return.

    [0143] In the present application, after receiving the fifth transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS controls the AGV and sends the target location to the AGV, such that the AGV moves to the target location, thereby achieving an automatic return of the AGV.

    [0144] In relation to the above method embodiments, as shown in Fig. 17, an embodiment of the present application also provides an apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses, which is applicable to a source RCS in a system for controlling transportation between warehouses. The system for controlling transportation between warehouses further includes an automated guided vehicle AGV and a target RCS. The apparatus may include:

    a fifth sending module 401, configured for sending, to the AGV, first transportation information including information of a first to-be-transported object, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object to a handover area and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS; and

    a fifth transporting module 402, configured for receiving the first transferring request from the AGV and removing a control over the AGV, such that the AGV sends a second transferring request to the target RCS, receives a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS, and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0145] In the present application, after receiving the first transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS removes the control over the AGV, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0146] On the basis of the apparatus shown in Fig. 17, an apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses according the present application may include:

    a sixth receiving module, configured for receiving a third transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, wherein before sending the third transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives, from the target RCS, second transportation information including information of a second to-be-transported object, transports the second object to the handover area, and sends a fourth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    a sixth sending module, configured for sending a location of a second target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.



    [0147] In the present application, after receiving the third transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS controls the AGV and sends the location of the second target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0148] On the basis of the apparatus shown in Fig. 17, an apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses according the present application may include:

    a seventh receiving module, configured for receiving a fifth transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the fifth transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives return information from the target RCS, moves to the handover area, and sends a sixth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    a seventh sending module, configured for sending a target location to the AGV, such that the AGV moves to the target location.



    [0149] In the present application, after receiving the fifth transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS controls the AGV and sends the target location to the AGV, such that the AGV moves to the target location, thereby achieving an automatic return of the AGV.

    [0150] An embodiment of the present application also provides an electronic device. As shown in Fig. 22, the electronic device includes a first processor 2201 and a first memory 2202. The first memory 2202 is used for storing a computer program. The first processor 2201 is used for executing the program stored on the first memory 2202 to carry out the above described method for controlling transportation between warehouses, which is applicable to a source RCS. The method includes:

    sending, to the AGV, first transportation information including information of a first to-be-transported object, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object to a handover area and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS; and

    receiving the first transferring request from the AGV and removing a control over the AGV, such that the AGV sends a second transferring request to the target RCS, receives a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS, and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0151] In an implementation of the present application, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    receiving a third transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the third transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives, from the target RCS, second transportation information including information of a second to-be-transported object, transports the second object to the handover area, and sends a fourth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a location of a second target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.



    [0152] In an implementation of the present application, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    receiving a fifth transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the fifth transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives return information from the target RCS, moves to the handover area, and sends a sixth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a target location to the AGV, such that the AGV moves to the target location.



    [0153] In the present application, after receiving the first transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS removes the control over the AGV, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0154] An embodiment of the present application provides a computer readable storage medium. The storage medium stores a computer program that, when executed by a processor, implements the method for controlling transportation between warehouses described above, which is applicable to source RCS. The method includes:

    sending, to the AGV, first transportation information including information of a first to-be-transported object, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object to a handover area and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS; and

    receiving the first transferring request from the AGV and removing a control over the AGV, such that the AGV sends a second transferring request to the target RCS, receives a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS, and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0155] In an implementation of the present application, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    receiving a third transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the third transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives, from the target RCS, second transportation information including information of a second to-be-transported object, transports the second object to the handover area, and sends a fourth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a location of a second target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.



    [0156] In an implementation of the present application, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    receiving a fifth transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the fifth transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives return information from the target RCS, moves to the handover area, and sends a sixth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a target location to the AGV, such that the AGV moves to the target location.



    [0157] In the present application, after receiving the first transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS removes the control over the AGV, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0158] A method and device for controlling transportation between warehouses according to embodiments of the present application are explained below with respect to a target RCS.

    [0159] Fig. 18 illustrates a method for controlling transportation between warehouses, which is applicable to a target RCS in a system for controlling transportation between warehouses. The system for controlling transportation between warehouses may further include an automated guided vehicle AGV and a source RCS. The method may include:
    S501: receiving a second transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the second transferring request to the target RCS, the AGV receives, from the source RCS, first transportation information including information of a first to-be-transported object, transports the first object to a handover area, and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS.

    [0160] The source RCS sends the first transportation information to an AGV when there is a to-be-transported object that needs to be transported to the target factory building.

    [0161] The first transportation information includes information of the first to-be-transported object. The first to-be-transported object may be a finished product and a container, and the information of the first to-be-transported object may be the serial number of the finished product and the sequence number of the container. The first to-be-transported object may be a finished product only, and the information of the first to-be-transported object may be the serial number of the finished product. The first to-be-transported object may be the container only, and the information of the first to-be-transported object may be the sequence number of the container. The serial number of the finished product or the sequence number of the container can be obtained by scanning the finished product or the container at a workbench at the end of a production line.

    [0162] After receiving the first transportation information from the source RCS, the AGV may transport the to-be-transported object indicated by the first transportation information from to the handover area. The to-be-transported object is generally located in the workbench at the end of the production line. The handover area is the junction of the source factory building and the target factory building.

    [0163] After the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object to the handover area, the AGV sends the first transferring request to the source RCS. After receiving the first transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS removes the control over the AGV, such that the AGV sends the second transferring request to the target RCS. The target RCS controls the AGV after receiving the second transferring request.

    [0164] S502: sending a location of a first target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.

    [0165] After receiving the second transferring request, the target RCS determines the location of the first target storage space, and sends the location of the first target storage space to the AGV. The AGV receives the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS, and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. The transporting and warehousing is thus completed.

    [0166] In the present application, after receiving the second transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS controls the AGV, determines the location of the first target storage space, and sends the determined the location of the first target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0167] In relation to the above method embodiments, as shown in Fig. 19, an embodiment of the present application also provides an apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses, which is applicable to a target RCS in a system for controlling transportation between warehouses. The system for controlling transportation between warehouses further includes an automated guided vehicle AGV and a source RCS. The apparatus may include:

    an eighth receiving module 601, configured for receiving a second transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the second transferring request to the target RCS, the AGV receives, from the source RCS, first transportation information including information of a first to-be-transported object, transports the first object to a handover area, and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS; and

    an eighth sending module 602, configured for sending a location of a first target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0168] In the present application, after receiving the second transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS controls the AGV, determines the location of the first target storage space, and sends the determined the location of the first target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0169] The embodiments with respect to the target RCS are substantially similar to the embodiments with respect to the AGV. The only difference is that they are described from different perspectives, thus the former are simply described. The relevant parts can be referred to the description of the embodiments with respect to the AGV.

    [0170] An embodiment of the present application also provides an electronic device. As shown in Fig. 23, the electronic device includes a second processor 2301 and a second memory 2302. The second memory 2302 is used for storing a computer program. The second processor 2301 is used for executing the program stored on the second memory 2302 to carry out the above described method for controlling transportation between warehouses, which is applicable to a target RCS. The method includes:

    receiving a second transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the second transferring request to the target RCS, the AGV receives, from the source RCS, first transportation information including information of a first to-be-transported object, transports the first object to a handover area, and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS;

    sending a location of a first target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0171] In the present application, after receiving the second transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS controls the AGV, determines the location of the first target storage space, and sends the determined the location of the first target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0172] In addition, it should be noted that the second processor 2031 is further provided for executing a program stored on the second memory to realize a method for controlling transportation between warehouses, which is applied to a source RCS. The method includes the following steps:

    sending, to the AGV, first transportation information including information of a first to-be-transported object, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object to a handover area and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS; and

    receiving the first transferring request from the AGV and removing a control over the AGV, such that the AGV sends a second transferring request to the target RCS, receives a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS, and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0173] In an implementation of the present application, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    receiving a third transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the third transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives, from the target RCS, second transportation information including information of a second to-be-transported object, transports the second object to the handover area, and sends a fourth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a location of a second target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.



    [0174] In an implementation of the present application, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    receiving a fifth transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the fifth transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives return information from the target RCS, moves to the handover area, and sends a sixth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a target location to the AGV, such that the AGV moves to the target location.



    [0175] An embodiment of the present application provides a computer readable storage medium. The storage medium stores a computer program that, when executed by a processor, implements the method for controlling transportation between warehouses described above, which is applicable to target RCS. The method includes:

    receiving a second transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the second transferring request to the target RCS, the AGV receives, from the source RCS, first transportation information including information of a first to-be-transported object, transports the first object to a handover area, and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS;

    sending a location of a first target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0176] In the present application, after receiving the second transferring request from the AGV, the source RCS controls the AGV, determines the location of the first target storage space, and sends the determined the location of the first target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0177] In addition, it should be noted that the computer program, when executed by the processor, implements the following steps of the method for controlling transportation between warehouses, which is applicable to a target RCS:

    sending, to the AGV, first transportation information including information of a first to-be-transported object, such that the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object to a handover area and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS; and

    receiving the first transferring request from the AGV and removing a control over the AGV, such that the AGV sends a second transferring request to the target RCS, receives a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS, and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.



    [0178] In an implementation of the present application, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    receiving a third transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the third transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives, from the target RCS, second transportation information including information of a second to-be-transported object, transports the second object to the handover area, and sends a fourth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a location of a second target storage space to the AGV, such that the AGV transports the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.



    [0179] In an implementation of the present application, after the AGV transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space, the method further includes:

    receiving a fifth transferring request sent by the AGV and taking control over the AGV, wherein before sending the fifth transferring request to the source RCS, the AGV receives return information from the target RCS, moves to the handover area, and sends a sixth transferring request to the target RCS; and

    sending a target location to the AGV, such that the AGV moves to the target location.



    [0180] Accordingly, as shown in Fig. 20, an embodiment of the present application also provides a system for controlling transportation between warehouses. The system may include: a source RCS 701, a target RCS 702 and an automated guided vehicle AGV 703.

    [0181] The source RCS 701 sends to the AGV 703 first transportation information which includes information of a first to-be-transported object.

    [0182] The AGV 703 receives first transportation information from the source RCS 701, transports the first to-be-transported object to the handover area, and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS 701.

    [0183] The source RCS 701 receives the first transferring request from the AGV 703 and removes a control over the AGV 703.

    [0184] The AGV 703 sends a second transferring request to the target RCS 702.

    [0185] The target RCS 702 receives the second transferring request from the AGV 703 and sends a location of a first target storage space to the AGV 703.

    [0186] The AGV 703 receives the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS 702 and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.

    [0187] The process of transporting into a warehouse by the system for controlling transportation between warehouses described above includes:
    1. 1. The source RCS 701 sends to the AGV 703 first transportation information which includes information of a first to-be-transported object;
    2. 2. The AGV 703 receives the first transportation information from the source RCS 701, transports the first to-be-transported object to a handover area, and sends a first transferring request to the source RCS 701;
    3. 3. The source RCS 701 receives the first transferring request from the AGV 703 and removes the control over the AGV 703;
    4. 4. The AGV 703 sends a second transferring request to the target RCS 702;
    5. 5. The target RCS 702 receives the second transferring request from the AGV 703 and sends a location of a first target storage space to the AGV 703;
    6. 6. The AGV 703 receives the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS 702 and transports the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.


    [0188] In the present application, after moving the to-be-transported object to the handover area, the AGV sends the first transferring request to the source RCS and sends the second transferring request to the target RCS, such that the target RCS could take over the AGV and control the AGV to transport the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space. In this way, a fully automatic transportation is achieved, improving the efficiency of transporting and warehousing compared to manual transporting.

    [0189] In an implementation of the present application, the handover area is the overlap between an area under the control of the source RCS 701 and an area under the control of the target RCS 702.

    [0190] In order to realize the transfer of the control over the AGV 703, the handover area is determined as the overlap between an area under the control of the source RCS 701 and an area under the control of the target RCS 702. An AGV located in the handover area can be controlled by both the source RCS 701 and the target RCS 72.

    [0191] In an implementation of the present application, the source RCS 701 sends a first address to the AGV 703 after removing the control over the AGV 703.

    [0192] The AGV 703 receives the first address from the source RCS 701 and sends a second transferring request to a target RCS 702 corresponding to the first address.

    [0193] In an implementation of the present application, the AGV 703sends to the target RCS 702 a first request for obtaining a location of a target storage space before receiving the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS 702.

    [0194] In an implementation of the present application, the AGV 703 sends a message of successful transportation to the target RCS 702 after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.

    [0195] The target RCS 702 receives the message of successful transportation from the AGV 703 and sends second transportation information to the AGV 703, wherein the second transportation information includes information of a second to-bc-transportcd object.

    [0196] The AGV 703 receives second transportation information from the target RCS 702, transports the second to-be-transported object to the handover area, and sends a fourth transferring request to the target RCS 702.

    [0197] The target RCS 702 receives the fourth transferring request from the AGV 703 and removes the control over the AGV 703.

    [0198] The AGV 703 sends a third transferring request to the source RCS 701.

    [0199] The source RCS 701 receive the third transferring request from the AGV 703, controls the AGV 703, and sends a location of a second target storage space to the AGV 703.

    [0200] The AGV 703 receives the location of the second target storage space from the source RCS 701 and transports the second to-be-transported object to the second target storage space.

    [0201] In an implementation of the present application, the AGV 703 sends a message of successful transportation to the source RCS 701 after transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space.

    [0202] The source RCS 701 receives the message of successful transportation from the AGV 703.

    [0203] In an implementation of the present application, the AGV 703 sends a message of successful transportation to the target RCS 702 after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space.

    [0204] The target RCS 702 receives the message of successful transportation from the AGV 703 and sends return information to the AGV 703.

    [0205] The AGV 703 receives the return information from the target RCS 702, moves to the handover area, and sends a sixth transferring request to the target RCS 702.

    [0206] The target RCS 702 receives the sixth transferring request from the AGV 703 and removes the control over the AGV 703.

    [0207] The AGV 703 sends a fifth transferring request to the source RCS 701.

    [0208] The source RCS 701 receives the fifth transferring request from the AGV 703, controls the AGV 703, and sends a target location to the AGV 703.

    [0209] The AGV 703 receives the target location from the source RCS 701 and moves to the target location.

    [0210] In an implementation of the present application, the target RCS 702 sends a second address to the AGV 703 after removing the control over the AGV 703.

    [0211] The AGV 703 receives the second address from the target RCS 702 and sends a fifth transferring request to a source RCS 701 corresponding to the second address.

    [0212] In an implementation of the present application, the AGV 703 sends a message of successful return to the source RCS 701 after moving to the target location.

    [0213] The source RCS 701 receives the message of successful return from the AGV 703.

    [0214] It should be noted that the relationship terms herein such as "first", "second", and the like are only used for distinguishing one entity or operation from another entity or operation, but do not necessarily require or imply that there is any actual relationship or order between these entities or operations. Moreover, the terms "include", "comprise" or any other variants thereof are intended to cover non-exclusive inclusions, so that processes, methods, articles or devices comprising a series of elements comprise not only those elements listed but also those not specifically listed or the elements intrinsic to these processes, methods, articles, or devices. Without further limitations, elements defined by the sentences "comprise(s) a." or "include(s) a." do not exclude that there are other identical elements in the processes, methods, articles, or devices which include these elements.

    [0215] All the embodiments are described in corresponding ways, same or similar parts in each of the embodiments can be referred to one another, and the parts emphasized are differences to other embodiments. In particular, the embodiment of the apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses illustrated in Fig. 13, the embodiment of the system for controlling transportation between warehouses illustrated in Fig. 20, the embodiment of the automated guided vehicle illustrated in Fig. 21, and the embodiment of the computer readable storage medium are substantially similar to the embodiment of the method for controlling transportation between warehouses shown in Fig. 1. Thus, the former are briefly described, and the relevant parts can be referred to the description of the embodiments of the method for controlling transportation between warehouses shown in Fig. 1.

    [0216] The embodiment of the apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses illustrated in Fig. 17, the embodiment of the electronic device illustrated in Fig. 22, and the embodiment of the computer readable storage medium are substantially similar to the embodiments of the method for controlling transportation between warehouses shown in Fig. 16. Thus, the former are briefly described, and the relevant parts can be referred to the description of the embodiments of the method for controlling transportation between warehouses shown in Fig. 16.

    [0217] The embodiment of the apparatus for controlling transportation between warehouses illustrated in Fig. 19, the embodiment of the electronic device illustrated in Fig. 23, and the embodiment of the computer readable storage medium are substantially similar to the embodiments of the method for controlling transportation between warehouses shown in Fig. 18. Thus, the former are briefly described, and the relevant parts can be referred to the description of the embodiments of the method for controlling transportation between warehouses shown in Fig. 18.

    [0218] The embodiments described above are merely preferred embodiments of the present application, and not intended to limit the scope of the present application, which is given by the attached claims.


    Claims

    1. A method for controlling transportation between warehouses, executed by an Automated Guided Vehicle, AGV (703), in a system for controlling transportation between warehouses, the system further comprising a source Robot Cooperative System, RCS (701), and a target RCS (702), wherein the method comprises:

    receiving, from the source RCS (701), first transportation information which comprises information of a first to-be-transported object (S101);

    transporting the first to-be-transported object to a handover area (S102);

    transferring a control over the AGV (703) from the source RCS (701) to the target RCS (702);

    receiving a location of a first target storage space from the target RCS (702) (S103); and

    transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space (S104);

    wherein the handover area is an overlap of an area under the control of the source RCS (701) and an area under the control of the target RCS (702), and the AGV (703) located in the handover area can be controlled by both the source RCS (701) and the target RCS (702);

    characterized in that transferring the control over the AGV (703) from the source RCS (701) to the target RCS (702) comprises:

    sending a suspension request to the source RCS (701) (S1031),

    receiving a first address from the source RCS (701) (S1032),

    sending a takeover request to a target RCS (702) corresponding to the first address (S1033), and

    receiving a message of successful takeover from the target RCS (702) (S1034).


     
    2. The method of claim 1, wherein before receiving the location of the first target storage space from the target RCS (702) (S103), the method further comprises:
    sending, to the target RCS (702), a first request for obtaining a location of a target storage space (S1035).
     
    3. The method of claim 1, wherein after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space (S104), the method further comprises:

    sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS (702) (S105);

    receiving, from the target RCS (702), second transportation information which comprises information of a second to-be-transported object (S106);

    transporting the second to-be-transported object to the handover area (S107);

    transferring a control over the AGV (703) from the target RCS (702) to the source RCS (701) and receiving a location of a second target storage space from the source RCS (701) (S108);

    transporting the second to-be-transported object from the handover area to the second target storage space (S109); and

    sending a message of successful transportation to the source RCS (701) (S110).


     
    4. The method of claim 1, wherein after transporting the first to-be-transported object from the handover area to the first target storage space (S104), the method further comprises:

    sending a message of successful transportation to the target RCS (702) (S111);

    receiving return information from the target RCS (702) (S112);

    moving to the handover area (S113);

    transferring a control over the AGV (703) from the target RCS (702) to the source RCS (701) and receiving a target location from the source RCS (701) (S114);

    moving to the target location (S115); and

    sending a message of successful return to the source RCS (701) (S116).


     
    5. The method of claim 3 or 4, wherein transferring the control over the AGV (703) from the target RCS (702) to the source RCS (701) (S108; S114), comprises:

    sending a suspension request to the target RCS (702);

    sending a takeover request to the source RCS (701); and

    receiving a message of successful takeover from the source RCS (701).


     
    6. The method of claim 5, wherein before sending the takeover request to the source RCS (701), the method further comprises:

    receiving a second address from the target RCS (702); and

    wherein sending the takeover request to the source RCS (701), comprises:
    sending the takeover request to a source RCS (701) corresponding to the second address.


     
    7. An automated guided vehicle (703), comprising a vehicle body (2101), wheels (2102), a controller (2103), and a memory (2104), wherein the wheels (2102) are rotatablely connected to the vehicle body (2101); the controller (2103) and the memory (2104) are connected to each other and are disposed in the vehicle body (2101); the memory (2104) is provided for storing a computer program; and the controller (2103) is provided for executing the program stored on the memory (2104) to carry out the steps of the method of any of claims 1-6.
     
    8. A system for controlling transportation between warehouses, comprising a source Robot Cooperative System, RCS (701), a target RCS (702), and an Automated Guided Vehicle, AGV (703), according to claim 7.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Verfahren zum Steuern des Transports zwischen Lagerhäusern, das von einem automatisch geführten Fahrzeug (703) in einem System zum Steuern des Transports zwischen Lagerhäusern ausgeführt wird, wobei das System ferner ein Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701), und ein Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) umfasst, wobei das Verfahren umfasst:

    Empfangen von ersten Transportinformationen von dem Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701), die Informationen über ein erstes zu transportierendes Objekt (S101) umfassen;

    Transportieren des ersten zu transportierenden Objekts zu einem Übergabebereich (S102);

    Übertragen einer Steuerung über das automatisch geführte Fahrzeug (703) von dem Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) zu dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702);

    Empfangen eines Ortes eines ersten Zielspeicherplatzes von dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) (S103); und

    Transportieren des ersten zu transportierenden Objekts von dem Übergabebereich zu dem ersten Zielspeicherplatz (S104);

    wobei der Übergabebereich eine Überlappung eines Bereichs unter der Kontrolle des Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-Systems (701) und eines Bereichs unter der Kontrolle des Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-Systems (702) ist, und das automatisch geführte Fahrzeug (703), das sich in dem Übergabebereich befindet, sowohl von dem Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) als auch von dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) kontrolliert werden kann;

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das Übertragen der Kontrolle über das automatisch geführte Fahrzeug (703) von dem Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) an das Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) umfasst:

    Senden einer Aussetzungsanforderung an das Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) (S1031),

    Empfangen einer ersten Adresse von dem Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) (S1032),

    Senden einer Übernahmeanforderung an ein Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702), das der ersten Adresse entspricht (S1033), und

    Empfangen einer Nachricht über die erfolgreiche Übernahme von dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) (S1034).


     
    2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Verfahren vor dem Empfangen des Ortes des ersten Zielspeicherplatzes von dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) (S103) ferner Folgendes umfasst:
    Senden einer ersten Anfrage an das Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702), um einen Ort eines Zielspeicherplatzes zu erhalten (S1035).
     
    3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Verfahren nach dem Transportieren des ersten zu transportierenden Objekts aus dem Übergabebereich zum ersten Zielspeicherplatz (S104) ferner Folgendes umfasst:

    Senden einer Nachricht über den erfolgreichen Transport an das Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) (S105);

    Empfangen von zweiten Transportinformationen von dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702), die Informationen über ein zweites zu transportierendes Objekt umfassen (S106);

    Transportieren des zweiten zu transportierenden Objekts zum Übergabebereich (S107);

    Übertragen einer Steuerung über das automatisch geführte Fahrzeug (703) von dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) zu dem Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) und Empfangen eines Ortes eines zweiten Zielspeicherplatzes von dem Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) (S108);

    Transportieren des zweiten zu transportierenden Objekts von dem Übergabebereich zu dem zweiten Zielspeicherplatz (S109); und

    Senden einer Nachricht über den erfolgreichen Transport an das Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) (S110).


     
    4. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Verfahren nach dem Transportieren des ersten zu transportierenden Objekts aus dem Übergabebereich in den ersten Zielspeicherplatz (S104) ferner umfasst:

    Senden einer Nachricht über den erfolgreichen Transport an das Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) (S111);

    Empfangen von Rückgabeinformationen von dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) (S112);

    Bewegen zum Übergabebereich (S113);

    Übertragen einer Kontrolle über das automatisch geführte Fahrzeug (703) von dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) an das Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) und Empfangen einer Zielposition von dem Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) (S114);

    Bewegen zum Zielort (S115); und

    Senden einer Nachricht über die erfolgreiche Rückkehr an das Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) (S116).


     
    5. Verfahren nach Anspruch 3 oder 4, wobei das Übertragen der Kontrolle über das automatisch geführte Fahrzeug (703) von dem Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) an das Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) (S108; S114) umfasst:

    Senden einer Aussetzungsanforderung an das Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702);

    Senden einer Übernahmeanforderung an das Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701); und

    Empfangen einer Nachricht über die erfolgreiche Übernahme von dem Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701).


     
    6. Verfahren nach Anspruch 5, wobei das Verfahren vor dem Senden der Übernahmeanforderung an das Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) ferner umfasst:

    Empfangen einer zweiten Adresse von dem Ziel- Roboter-Kooperations-System (702); und

    wobei das Senden der Übernahmeanforderung an das Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701) umfasst:
    Senden der Übernahmeanforderung an ein Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701), das der zweiten Adresse entspricht.


     
    7. Automatisch geführtes Fahrzeug (703), das einen Fahrzeugkörper (2101), Räder (2102), ein Steuergerät (2103) und einen Speicher (2104) umfasst, wobei die Räder (2102) drehbar mit dem Fahrzeugkörper (2101) verbunden sind; das Steuergerät (2103) und der Speicher (2104) miteinander verbunden sind und in dem Fahrzeugkörper (2101) angeordnet sind; der Speicher (2104) zum Speichern eines Computerprogramms vorgesehen ist; und das Steuergerät (2103) zum Ausführen des in dem Speicher (2104) gespeicherten Programms vorgesehen ist, um die Schritte des Verfahrens nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 6 auszuführen.
     
    8. System zur Steuerung des Transports zwischen Lagerhäusern, umfassend ein Quell-Roboter-Kooperations-System (701), ein Ziel-Roboter-Kooperations-System (702) und ein automatisiertes geführtes Fahrzeug (703), nach Anspruch 7.
     


    Revendications

    1. Procédé pour contrôler le transport entre des entrepôts, exécuté par un véhicule à guidage automatique (703), dans un système pour contrôler le transport entre des entrepôts, le système comprenant en outre un système coopératif de robot source (701), et un système coopératif de robot cible (702), dans lequel le procédé comprend :

    recevoir, à partir du système coopératif de robot source (701), de premières informations de transport qui comprennent des informations sur un premier objet à transporter (S101) ;

    transporter du premier objet à transporter vers une zone de transfert (S102) ;

    transférer d'un contrôle sur le véhicule à guidage automatique (703) du système coopératif de robot source (701) au système coopératif de robot cible (702) ;

    recevoir un emplacement d'un premier espace de stockage cible à partir du système coopératif de robot cible (702) (S103) ; et

    transporter le premier objet à transporter de la zone de transfert au premier espace de stockage cible (S104) ;

    dans lequel la zone de transfert est un chevauchement d'une zone sous le contrôle du système coopératif de robot source (701) et d'une zone sous le contrôle du système coopératif de robot cible (702), et le véhicule à guidage automatique (703) situé dans la zone de transfert peut être contrôlé à la fois par le système coopératif de robot source (701) et le système coopératif de robot cible (702) ;

    caractérisé en ce que le transfert du contrôle du véhicule à guidage automatique (703) du système coopératif de robot source (701) au système coopératif de robot cible (702) comprend les étapes suivantes :

    envoyer une demande de suspension au système coopératif de robot source (701) (S1031),

    recevoir une première adresse du système coopératif de robot source (701) (S1032),

    envoyer une demande de prise en charge à un système coopératif de robot cible (702) correspondant à la première adresse (S1033), et

    recevoir un message de prise en charge réussie de la part du système coopératif de robot cible (702) (S1034).


     
    2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel, avant de recevoir l'emplacement du premier espace de stockage cible du système coopératif de robot cible (702) (S103), le procédé comprend en outre :
    envoyer, au système coopératif de robot cible (702), une première requête pour obtenir un emplacement d'un espace de stockage cible (S1035).
     
    3. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel, après avoir transporté le premier objet à transporter de la zone de transfert vers le premier espace de stockage cible (S104), le procédé comprend en outre :

    envoyer un message de transport réussi au système coopératif de robot cible (702) (S105) ;

    recevoir, à partir du système coopératif de robot cible (702), des secondes informations de transport qui comprennent des informations sur un second objet à transporter (S106) ;

    transporter le second objet à transporter vers la zone de transfert (S107) ;

    transférer un contrôle sur le véhicule à guidage automatique (703) du système coopératif de robot cible (702) au système coopératif de robot source (701) et recevoir un emplacement d'un second espace de stockage cible du système coopératif de robot source (701) (S108) ;

    transporter le second objet à transporter de la zone de transfert au second espace de stockage cible (S109) ; et

    envoyer un message de transport réussi au système coopératif de robot source (701) (S110).


     
    4. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel, après avoir transporté le premier objet à transporter de la zone de transfert au premier espace de stockage cible (S104), le procédé comprend en outre :

    envoyer un message de transport réussi au système coopératif de robot cible (702) (S111) ;

    recevoir des informations de retour du système coopératif de robot cible (702) (S112) ;

    se déplacer vers la zone de transfert (S113) ;

    transférer un contrôle sur le véhicule à guidage automatique (703) du système coopératif de robot cible (702) au système coopératif de robot source (701) et recevoir un emplacement cible du système coopératif de robot source (701) (S114) ;

    se déplacer vers l'emplacement cible (S115) ; et

    envoyer un message de retour réussi au système coopératif de robot source (701) (S116).


     
    5. Procédé selon la revendication 3 ou 4, dans lequel le transfert du contrôle du véhicule à guidage automatique (703) du système coopératif de robot cible (702) au système coopératif de robot source (701) (S108 ; S114), comprend :

    envoyer une demande de suspension au système coopératif de robot cible (702) ;

    envoyer une demande de prise en charge au système coopératif de robot source (701) ; et

    recevoir un message de prise en charge réussie de la part du système coopératif de robot source (701).


     
    6. Procédé selon la revendication 5, dans lequel, avant d'envoyer la demande de prise de contrôle au système coopératif de robot source (701), le procédé comprend en outre :

    recevoir une seconde adresse du système coopératif de robot cible (702) ; et

    dans lequel l'envoi de la demande de prise de contrôle au système coopératif de robot source (701), comprend :
    envoyer la demande de prise de contrôle à un système coopératif de robot source (701) correspondant à la deuxième adresse.


     
    7. Véhicule à guidage automatique (703), comprenant un corps de véhicule (2101), des roues (2102), un contrôleur (2103), et une mémoire (2104), dans lequel les roues (2102) sont connectées de manière rotative au corps de véhicule (2101) ; le contrôleur (2103) et la mémoire (2104) sont connectés l'un à l'autre et sont disposés dans le corps de véhicule (2101) ; la mémoire (2104) est prévue pour stocker un programme informatique ; et le contrôleur (2103) est prévu pour exécuter le programme stocké dans la mémoire (2104) pour réaliser les étapes du procédé de l'une quelconque des revendications 1-6.
     
    8. Système pour contrôler le transport entre des entrepôts, comprenant un système coopératif de robot source (701), un système coopératif de robot cible (702), et un véhicule à guidage automatique, (703), selon la revendication 7.
     




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