ATLAS Project: Call for innovative ideas and solutions

The continuous evolution of the agricultural sector also includes the incorporation and adaptation of the latest technologies. The Horizon 2020 project Agricultural Interoperability and Analysis System
(ATLAS) is on the search for interoperability between agricultural machinery, sensors, and data processing services in order to increase productivity in a sustainable way. Companies can submit innovative ideas and solutions until 15 September 2020 and obtain EU funding.

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ATLAS Project Poll #1

Within the ATLAS project, there will be frequent polls on the topic of agriculture of the future. The first round of the poll starts today with the question of what will be the main drivers for agriculture in the coming years. You have an opinion on this: Just follow the link and you will be done in seconds. The entire ATLAS team thanks you for your participation.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexdYbbaQJvBbK92R4hT9QhqWq7JcTBVbxre3FX-uLiAkiSkA/viewform

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020

At the end of the eventful year 2019, we would like to thank you for your interest in our company and for the cooperative partnership. Together with our partners, we were again able to implement many exciting projects in the field of mobile automation this year and realize great intelligent mobile machines. On behalf of the entire team of Robot Makers GmbH we wish you, your colleagues and families a Merry Christmas and a good start into the New Year.

Lane Guidance System RowCropPilot assist (RCP-Steering)

Source: Südwestrundfunk, SWR Aktuell

Application

Every single row of a vineyard must be driven through between 20 and 30 times a year. A lane guidance system can relieve the driver considerably. For these reasons, such solutions are widely used in classical arable farming and can be found on almost every tractor. However, the requirements for a lane guidance system in viticulture or fruit growing are very different from those in arable farming.

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Implement Automation Vineyard Pilot Assistant (VPA-Control)

Application

Chemical herbicides such as glyphosate are currently the subject of heated debate. Therefore, alternative methods, such as ecological mechanical soil cultivation in the special crop sector, are increasingly coming into focus. However, this takes up more time for the farmer. This is because it has to be carried out more frequently. In addition, the driving speed is not as high as with the application of herbicides, since the attachments had to be manually aligned to the stick by the driver until now.

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Kick-Off for the ATLAS project

Modern agriculture is becoming more and more data driven. Although a multitude of technical solutions already exist, the lack of interoperability demands a careful choice of machines, sensors and data processing platforms and hinders the adaption of these systems to the individual farmer’s specific needs. Τhe Horizon 2020 project “ATLAS” aspires to overcome these constraints and its overall objective is the development of an open digital service platform for agricultural applications and to build up a sustainable ecosystem for innovative data-driven agriculture.

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VDI Conference “Sensors for Mobile Machines 2019”

The 3rd VDI Conference “Sensors for Mobile Machines” will take place at the Maritim Hotel Ulm on 04. and 05. December. Also the specialists of the Robot Makers GmbH will be represented with an interesting lecture on the podium. Under the title “Fusion of local and global sensor technology for autonomous navigation”, Dr. Jochen Hirth and Max Reichardt will explain various backgrounds of sensor data fusion. Among other things, the concept and the functionality of an efficient sensor data abstraction, fusion and representation are in the foreground. This will be illustrated by application examples from the field of autonomous mowing and autonomous work in row crops.

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RowCropPilot auf der Maschinenvorführung der Baumschultechnik 2019

The Who is Who of the Tree Nursery Industry – Nursery Machinery 2019

On 29 and 30 August, the Who’s Who of the tree nursery industry met in Ellerhoop for the Nursery Machinery 2019 trade fair. More than 320 exhibitors presented their technology highlights and many innovations in the field of sustainable tree production on around 4 hectares of exhibition space. In addition, several well-attended live demonstrations presented a wide range of equipment in a real working environment. We also had a both at this important trade fair. We also presented our RowCropPilot in several live demonstrations.

RowCropPilot auf der Maschinenvorführung der Baumschultechnik 2019

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Fair “Nursery Machinery” in Ellerhoop

This week we are represented at the fair “Nursery Machinery 2019” in the horticultural centre of the Landwirtschaftskammer Schleswig-Holstein in Ellerhoop. After a seven-year break, this technology show will once again be held under the motto “Innovation meets tradition”. More than 320 exhibitors have announced their intention to present technical innovations to practitioners.

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