Autonomous Field Rovers and Intelligent Navigation
A new project is to develop small electric rover for collecting pests using a mobile pest trap and logging insect counts and GPS locations throughout the field
Autonomous Field Scouts
Our lab has 2 autonomous field rovers that are equipped to collect data pertaining to crop health. This includes plant stessors from biotic or abiotic sources. Each rover is an articulated hydrostatic drive vehicle.
- Rains, G. C., Bazemore, B. W., Ahlin, K., Hu, A. P., Sadegh, N., & McMurray, G. (2015). Steps toward an Autonomous Field Scout and Sampling System. In Paper # 152190771 (pp. 1-15). Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) International conference, New Orleans, LA.
- Carlone, L., J. Dong, S. Fenu, GC Rains, F. Dellaert, 2015., Toward 4D crop analysis in precision agriculture: Estimating plant height and crown radius over time via expectation-maximization – Extended Abstract., IEEE ICRA Conference, May 26-30, Workshop on Robotics in Agriculture, Seattle Washington, 2015
- Rains, GC, Faircloth, AG, Thai, C, Raper, RL. 2014. Technical Note: Evaluation of a Simple Pure Pursuit Path-Following Algorithm for an Autonomous, Articulated-steer Vehicle, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 30:367-374.
- McCarthy, S.G., Pocknee, S., Rains, GC, Kvien, C., 2004. Path-Following Studies with an Articulated farm vehicle, Automation Technology for Off-Road Equipment, Proceedings of the 7-8 October 2004 Conference (Kyoto, Japan)Publication Date: 7 October 2004.
- Faircloth, AG., 2004. Dynamic Evaluation of Three GPS Receivers on the Control and Performance of an Autonomous Vehicle developed with Pure- Pursuit System Architecture, UGA Masters Thesis, 2004, Athens, GA.
- Pocknee, S, S McCarthy, G Rains, C Kvien. 2004. Experiences with the Omnistar HP Differential Correction Service on an Autonomous Agricultural Vehicle, ION AM 2004 Conference, Dayton Ohio.