Monday, April 16, 2012

Agricultural Robotics at the European Robotics Forum 2012

A press release issued by the European Robotics Platform website regarding agricultural robotics as a presence at the European Robotics Forum 2012 makes plain not only that there is a significant level of agricultural robotics activity in Europe but also that it is driven by a vision very similar to that outlined here. Recommended reading!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

wide-track vehicle has potential as generic platform

What you see above (video removed) is a dual-tracked vehicle, but forget for the moment that it's a single thing and think of it as merely two control/power units, each driving a single track, connected by a beam, frame, or platform, which could easily be expandable to allow the tracks to be set closer together or further apart. As such, it might serve very well as the platform to which other robotic equipment might be attached for field tests.