ECHORD++ MARS: Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms
MARS is a one-and-a-half year, comprehensive research project, which integrates industry experience and academic research. The goal of the Fendt engineers and the researchers at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HSU) is to transfer robotic technology to farming applications. Fendt is in charge of the development and manufacturing of the robots, the Service Robotics group at the HSU concentrates on researching cloud-based algorithms for path planning and optimisation.
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Publications and Talks
Timo Blender and Christian Schlegel. Motion Control for Omni-Drive Servicerobots Under Kinematic Dynamic and Shape Constraints. In Proc. of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), Luxembourg, September 8-11, 2015. PDF
Talk Thiemo Buchner, "MARS - Roboterschwärme auf dem Feld" (German), Robotertag 2016, Hochschule Ulm. Slides
|Funding||ECHORD++ Experiment Call 1 / Agricultural Robotics|
|Funding Program||EU FP7 Grant Agreement 601116|
|Duration||May 2015 - October 2016|
|Project Partners||AGCO GmbH (Coordinator), Hochschule Ulm|
|Contact Hochschule Ulm||Prof. Dr. Christian Schlegel|
|Project Page||http://www.fendt.com/int/de/13206.asp (German)