Autonomous agricultural robot

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Phythian, Mark W.. 2002. "Autonomous agricultural robot." Bradbeer, Robin and Billingsley, John (ed.) Mechatronics and machine vision 2002: current practice. Baldock, United Kingdom. Research Studies Press. pp. 237-244
Chapter Title

Autonomous agricultural robot

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
Book TitleMechatronics and machine vision 2002: current practice
Authors
AuthorPhythian, Mark W.
EditorsBradbeer, Robin and Billingsley, John
Page Range237-244
SeriesRobotics and Mechatronics
Number of Pages8
Year2002
PublisherResearch Studies Press
Place of PublicationBaldock, United Kingdom
ISBN0863802788
Abstract

The automation of agricultural machinery in Australia has tended towards refining the operation of existing equipment including tilling, spraying and harvesting tasks. Little effort has been focused on developing an alternative to some of the labour intensive tasks, such as weed chipping, spot spraying and crop monitoring. It is proposed that an autonomous agricultural robot, utilising recent developments in machine vision and global position system (GPS) navigation, would provide a cost effective alternative to a hired hand for such repetitive tasks. This paper presents the design and currently status of a robotic platform for row crop tending currently under development at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Details presented include the configuration of the prototype platform, control and drive systems. an overview of the navigation model and the low cost of GPS receivers and vision systems.

KeywordsKalman algorithm; GPS navigation; vision
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400799. Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
300207. Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Public Notes

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Made accessible with permission.

Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
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