Proceedings of the 8th FieldRobotEvent June 12th 2010 - Prototype Contest - Braunschweig/Germany June 11 - 13, 2010

Hans-H. Harms, Thorsten Lang, Jan Schattenberg, Universitätsbibliothek Braunschweig
Netherlands) by Professor Müller, who now teaches at the University of Hohenheim. It was launched with the aim to inspire students for agricultural developments. Since then this event has developed to an international platform for students and experts to share knowledge across disciplines and to gain experience in the field of robotics. Osnabrück. In 2007 the original competition in Wageningen was extended by a pupil competition, in order to introduce the younger generation to this topic. This
more » ... as then taken up by Professor Ruckelshausen in Osnabrück in 2008 and since then it has established itself firmly. Last year both competitions were organised in Braunschweig by the Institute of Agricultural Machinery and Fluid Power at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. I would like to thank the staff of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut (vTI) for giving us the opportunity to use their premises and assisting us with the organisation of the event. Quite particularly I would like to thank the nearly 20 teams from six countries who took part in the event. There were more than 130 enthusiastic students, pupils and professionals. This was the highest number of participants in the history of the FieldRobotEvent and we were very glad to welcome them in Braunschweig. from the jury 4. In further future, which kind of areas will be carried out under usage of these systems? Are there already agricultural disciplines/areas, where field robots are in use? Most promising areas are operations with following requirements and characteristics: small vehicles sufficient or even preferred (sub-canopy, low soil compaction), 24h-operation, repeated standards actions, harmful or tiring for humans, hyper-spectral sensing. Therefore, typical operations will be data collection, weeding, spraying, fruit harvesting. Will people become unemployed due to our work? Robots are doing that kind of work that humans don't like to do. For example for mechanical weeding it is difficult to find personell. New employment is created by development and production of robots, as well as by supervision of swarming robots during field operation.
doi:10.24355/dbbs.084-201110041332-0 fatcat:6zfuthcmovgipopinmjxcxw63u