Date Added: Jan 2012
This paper introduces a system that plans routes for container carriers of a container yard in an efficient and a suitable way using artificial intelligence. Once the starting point and the destination point is specified by the user, the container carriers find the best possible path to reach its destination avoiding all the obstacles that it may encounter on its way. This system also provides the user the ability of specifying storage areas at runtime since ad hoc storage areas might be created. Special collision avoidance techniques are used for container carriers to avoid collision with each other.