As part of this year’s SICK Global Mobile Automation Meeting 2018, we presented our high-performance control technology and our strengths in environment recognition using the RowCropPilot autonomy kit as an example. The event took place between 26 September and 28 September in Freiburg (Breisgau). The RowCropPilot is an innovative control system for the automation of recurring maintenance tasks in special crops such as viticulture, fruit growing or tree nurseries. The control system was presented in a real application scenario in viticulture. The basic vehicle used was an electrically driven tracked vehicle of type Aebi EC130, that was able to carry out the mulching work in the vineyard independently by retrofitting the RowCropPilot.
Already on 15 September we presented our RowCropPilot at the 25thfamers market in Bad Kreuznach. In addition to the more than 100 booths of regional exhibitors on the grounds of the Service Centre Rural Area Rheinhessen-Nahe-Hunsrück, the anniversary year 2018 also focused on the viticulture of the future. In the context of this technical show, our autonomy kit RowCropPilot was shown in action that (partially) autonomous working in vineyards is possible.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, we will be represented by our RowCropPilot at the Blankenhornsberg machine demonstration at the Freiburg State Winery. Under the motto “Devices with automation, steering aid, digital control, sensor technology, drones and robots for viticulture” all kinds of interesting innovations will be presented there from 1:30 pm. We will present our RowCropPilot autonomy kit on an electronic mowing robot from Aebi. Further information and the agenda can be found on the website of the State Institute of Viticulture Freiburg.
The Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium was held for the fifth time last week at the Technical University in Kaiserslautern. More than 200 participants discussed innovations and trends in the field of commercial vehicle technology. In addition to an interesting and exciting lecture programme, which was divided into the main topics “Assisted and automated driving and working”, “Energy and resource efficiency”, “Safety, reliability and service life”, “Simulation methods” and “Innovative methods for development and production”, a exhibition was held in the foyer of building 42 and many different types of commercial vehicles were shown outdoors.
The fifth Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium will take place at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern from Tuesday, March 13 to Thursday, March 15. The event, organised and hosted by the Commercial Vehicle Alliance Kaiserslautern, takes place every two years and deals with international trends and technological developments in the commercial vehicle industry. In more than 50 lectures and an accompanying exhibition, current and future trends in the field of commercial vehicles will be discussed.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 27 February and Wednesday 28 February, we will present our Autonomy kit RowCropPilot at the Franconian Wine Days in Veitshöchheim near Würzburg. The electronic tracked vehicle Mattro Bock is presented as an autonomous carrier vehicle for taking soil samples and can be inspected on the outside area in front of the Mainfranksäle on the Farmfacts booth. The exhibition will be open from 8:30am to 5:00pm on Tuesday and from 8:30am to 2:30pm on Wednesday. In addition to the exhibition, an interesting conference program will be held. On the first day the program is focusing on biodiversity issues between climate change and economics, and on the second day on wine and its origin as a brand. The program is rounded off with a tasting session starting on Wednesday at 2:30pm. More detailed information on the program can be found here.
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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