Agricultural Machines

A decreasing area of cultivable land and a growing demand for food due to population growth, force the farmers to increase their productivity. Amongst others, this is possible by a further improvement of machine efficiency, which also involves increased demands for the machine operators. To relieve the machine operator from this kind of tasks, assistance functions and (partial-) automation will play a decisive role in future agricultural machines.

On this way, the Robot Makers GmbH supports you with powerful technologies and an award-winning-service-concept. Do not hesitate to contact us!

Autonomous Mowing of Predefined Areas

Step 1: Teach-In

  • The area that should be mowed autonomously is given to the machine via GPS coordinates.
  • The coordinates can be stored with help of a planning tool or by a teach-in drive.

Step 2: Playback

  • The operator routes the vehicle to the working area and the machine starts mowing the predefined area.
  • In case of static or dynamic obstacles, the vehicle stops or drives around them.
  • Supervision of the vehicle is done by the operator, that has the possibility to intervene at any time.

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Autonomous Row-Transit with Supervision

  • Within a predefined working area, the vehicle is oriented towards the tree rows and therefore is able to drive through them independently.
  • Sensors help the vehicle to select and follow the optimal track.
  • In case of static or dynamic obstacles, the vehicle stops or drives around them.
  • Supervision of the vehicle is done by the operator, that has the possibility to intervene at any time.

Control of Attachments

  • With the help of sensors, the characteristics of the current row (row spacing, plant spacing, vegetation, etc.) are detected.
  • The attachment unit adapts to the changes within the row of trees and thus ensures optimum and resource-saving processing.
  • The automated control of certain functions of the attachment relieves the driver, who only has to concentrate on controlling the vehicle.
  • The adjustment of the attachment is centimeter-precise.

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Your Advantages

Productivity

By supporting the operator, respectively by the transfer of certain functions towards the machine, the operator is able to stay focused for a longer time. Therefore, he is able to obtain a higher pace of work. Complete autonomous functions also enable the operator to leave the machine and do other operations or to control more than one vehicle at the same time. Thus, a significant increase in productivity is possible.

Safety

Human mistakes are still the main reason for accidents. Intelligent assistance functions can help here. They support the operator and take control in case of need, to prevent accidents. Furthermore, autonomous operations make it possible to keep people out of dangerous environments.

Comfort

A lot of tasks require a permanent supervision by the operator. In many cases, this leads to an un-ergonomic seating position. But also vibrations and shocks do harm the operators body in a long term. With assistance functions and (partial-) autonomy, area monitoring becomes lapsed or can be done from outside of the vehicle. That way, health risks can be reduced to a minimum.

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