Integration II – Tractor and sprayer integration

SCORPION has successfully accomplished the II Integration phase.

In a continuous integration process, AGROB platform have been upgraded with the integration of diesel power motor generator and mechanical interfaces (integrations I, II and III), followed by the integration of sprayers and a navigation and safety systems into AGROB V20.

The AgRob platform was integrated with the SCORPION AirBlastSprayer, an optimized version of the TEYME Sprayer which aims to reduce the sprayer size, integrate the use of variable rate technology (VRT) as independent nozzles control and airflow control features.

The II Integration was led by INNOVI, which took place during M17 (May, 2022) at Jean Leon Winery in Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, Spain.

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Discover the Mowit tool, developed under NOVATERRA Project: a fully electrical solution for precision agriculture in vineyards!

The localization solutions developed under SCORPION EU Project, which are based on #GNSS receivers enabled with #EGNSS solutions were employed in the Mowit. The Mowit is a fully electric tool and was demonstrated in vineyard mowing operations at the University of Trás-os-Montes during the open day for secondary school students. The Mowit will be expanded in the near future with the side cutting tool for line vineyard row vegetation control.

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Check out the most recent SCORPION articles published in the IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions

“FollowMe – A Pedestrian Following Algorithm for Agricultural Logistic Robots ”

Human-robot interaction is an essential research topic due to the increasing presence of robots in workspace environments. One of the main capabilities that robots should have is to follow a person’s path. This allows robots to autonomously carry out certain operations alongside humans without the need to manually call robots to change their position in the workspace.

In this work, was proposed the use of two algorithms for relative localization between a person and a robot and both solutions are promising solutions to complement other solutions based on cameras and LiDAR.

“End-Effectors for Harvesting Manipulators – State Of The Art Review”

This paper studies different types of end-effectors used by some harvesting manipulators and compares them. The objective is to analyse their advantages and limitations to better understand the requirements to design an end-effector to improve the performance of a custom Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) on the harvest of different types of fruits.

“Path Planning with Hybrid Maps for processing and memory usage optimisation”

Robotics will play an essential role in agriculture. Deploying agricultural robots on the farm is still a challenging task due to the terrain’s irregularity and size. Optimal path planning solutions may fail in larger terrains due to memory requirements as the search space increases. This work presents a novel open-source solution called AgRob Topologic Path Planner, which is capable of performing path planning operations using a hybrid map with topological and metric representations.

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