Open house at Damcon

Last Friday and Saturday the Autonomy Kit RowCropPilot was presented at the open day of our partner Damcon. It was held for the first time in the newly built premises at Bomelaan in Dodewaard.

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RowCropPilot: Successful presentation in the nursery sector

Last week, the Robot Makers RowCropPilot celebrated its premiere at a nursery in the Netherlands. The autonomy kit was used on an electronically driven crawler vehicle manufactured by Aebi and proved itself under real conditions when mulching in a tree nursery.

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RowCropPilot – Autonomy kit for row crops

Are you a manufacturer of vehicles in the field of row crops and want to offer your customers intelligent functions that help increase efficiency, increase safety and improve comfort? The Autonomy Kit RowCropPilot from Robot Makers GmbH was developed especially for this purpose. This means that it can be easily retrofitted on different machines.

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2018!

The year 2017 is drawing to a close and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in our company and the cooperative partnership. On behalf of the entire Robot Makers GmbH team we wish you, your colleagues and families a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Agrartage Rheinhessen 2018 – We take part

From 24 to 26 January 2018 we will be represented at the Agrartage Rheinhessen with our own booth. With the RowCropPilot we present innovative robot technology for use in vineyards and orchards. The application bundle RowCropPilot can be integrated by the manufacturer on different vehicles and enables intelligent functions, which can range from a lane keeping assistant to the autonomous execution of maintenance work. At the Agrartage the application bundle will be presented equipped to an innovative vehicle concept. More information will follow.

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On our own behalf: annual works outing on 06.10.2017

On Friday, 6th October 2017, we will be on our annual works outing in the beautiful Vorderpfalz. For this reason, we are not available on this day by telephone. From Monday, 9th October 2017, we will be back to you as usual and look forward to your contact.

Mecanum-Kinematics and Teach&Repeat-Technology for Stage Wagon mecanum drive

To realize innovative show concepts, heavy stage structures and stage prop needs to be moved reliably and precisely upon the stage. A few years ago these kind of transformations had to be done while the curtain is closed, because many staff members were needed. With the help of the stage wagon built by Gross Funk GmbH, it became possible to perfom transformations while the curtain is opened and with the help of the Teach&Playback-Technology, with a high repeat accuracy, too. This concept was further improved and therefore equipped with a mecanum-drive to enable maneuvrability in an other dimension.

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Trailer for the research project AMMCOA

For the research project AMMCOA of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, there is now a separate project trailer, which informs about the questions and objectives of this project. More detailed information can be found in our blog about this topic (only available in german language).

In its project section, Robot Makers GmbH primarily takes over the algorithms for the realization of innovative approaches for swarm robotics in agriculture and in the construction sector. Various scenarios are developed and then tested in practice. Another focus is on the possibilities of localization, which result from the newly developed technology. The subject area of precise and reliable localization is one of the main challenges in many applications of mobile automation.

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Outdoor Environment Detection Processes – Part 3

In part 1 of our brief overview of outdoor environment detection processes, we discussed time-of-flight as well as radar technology. In part 2, we presented ultrasound and mono/stereo video processes. In this third and last part of our article series, we want to take a closer look at laser technology.

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Outdoor environment detection processes – Part 2

In part 1 of our brief overview of outdoor environment detection processes, we discussed time-of-flight as well as radar technology. In the following, we now want to take a closer look at ultrasound as well as environment detection with the help of video images. In the final part of our article series, we will discuss laser technology.

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