Cropscout II, a modular mini field robot for precision agriculture

J. Hemming, B.A.J. van Tuijl, J. Balendonck, E.J. van Henten, H.J.J. Janssen

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    In this paper a small agricultural robot named Cropscout II is described. Besides the objective to participate in the annual Field Robot Event competition Cropscout II operates as a modular test bed for autonomous robot control using sensor fusion techniques and artificial intelligence. The main challenge in this aspect is to cope with the poorly structured environment and the variation in shape, size and color of biological objects encountered in the open field. The very flexible and modular design of the system in both the electrical and mechanical way proofed to have many advantages. Unless some of the tasks to complete were solved very well the final conclusion is that it is still a big challenge to build a robot for the wide variety of different and unpredictable outdoor conditions. Future research on all aspects is essential
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Field Robot Event 2006, Stuttgart/Hohenheim, Germany, 23-24 June 2006
    EditorsT. Oksanen, E.J. Henten
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherFarm Technology Group
    ISBN (Print)9789085854807
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event4th Field Robot Event 2006, Stuttgart/Hohenheim, Germany -
    Duration: 23 Jun 200624 Jun 2006


    Conference4th Field Robot Event 2006, Stuttgart/Hohenheim, Germany


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