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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Fair time: Agritechnica and Winzer-Service-Messe

In November, the solutions of Robot Makers GmbH will be on display at two major trade fairs in Germany. From the 10th to the 16th of November several of our vehicles and realizations can be seen at the Agritechnica in Hannover. On 27 and 28 November we will be presenting our services at the Winzer-Service-Messe in Karlsruhe.

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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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Robot Makers solutions on TV

In recent weeks, various intelligent mobile machines from Robot Makers GmbH have been featured on Südwestrundfunk (SWR). On 25 July, the State Secretary for Media and Digital Affairs of Rhineland-Palatinate, Heike Raab, visited us together with the Mayor of the City of Kaiserslautern, Klaus Weichel.

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Kaiserslautern becomes 5G model region

The budget committee of the German Bundestag announced last Wednesday that Kaiserslautern is now one of six model regions for the new mobile radio standard 5G in Germany. The city had applied with a concept under the title “5G for city, country and work”. Thus, the contract for the immediate start of the project was awarded.

Robot Makers GmbH is also participating in the project “Highly reliable and real-time capable networking for highly automated agricultural and construction machinery (AMMCOA – Autonomous Mobile Machine Communication for Off-Road Applications)” in the research and testing of this pioneering standard. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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Autonomous driving in RLP – Symposium in Mainz

At the symposium “Autonomous Driving” last Monday, 17.06.2019, in Mainz, the focus was on the challenges to be expected in the future, especially in the area of connected and automated driving, and the solutions of the Rhineland-Palatinate economy on these topics. The interesting lecture programme was complemented by a top-class exhibition with many live presentations on the current state of development. We also presented our service portfolio in the field of intelligent mobile machines to interested trade visitors.

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