AGRIBOT. The solution presented is based on the development of an autonomous robotic solution, for the agricultural field, in which various Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial vision, sensors or augmented reality are combined. It is a robotics of cables, a technology ostensibly more flexible than conventional systems.
The limitations indicated in terms of dimensions and field of action greatly hinder the use of robots in productive areas where work is carried out with large elements (aeronautics, naval, capital goods…) or in large spaces (agriculture…).
To solve this demand, it is necessary to propose a robotic concept different from the conventional one, which has a wide flexibility, is easily configurable in terms of dimensions and work position and is transportable, all at reasonable cost and time. These robotic systems must also carry the necessary tools to carry out the activity required in each case.
It is within this framework that the design, development and validation, at a pilot level, of a flexible robotic system based on cable technology that is presented in this demonstrator, capable of carrying various types of sensors and tools for the development of the tasks defined in each case.
This new developed system will represent a revolution in automated processes in the agricultural sector, and will allow users of the technology to be much more competitive thanks to:
- Reduction of task execution times. Lower production costs.
- Real-time monitoring of the evolution of tasks.
- Improvement in the inspection process of works / operations carried out.
- Operation versatility and adaptation to the operations to be carried out.
- Flexibility in relation to its positioning in space (from 6 DOF).
- Its installation is simple.
- Versatility, being able to work in different environments, adjusting its displacement element and the tool.
- Very low energy consumption.
- They do not require or take up much useful space.
The system has stations developed to measure in such a way that the controller collects the information from the sensor introduced into the ground; later this information is sent to a server.
This server is in charge of managing the registration of said data to later send it to the control applications and the augmented reality glasses.
A tailor-made electronic has been developed through the design of two printed circuits, one of them destined to collect the data from the sensor located on the ground and the other to receive this data and send it to the server.
On the other hand, it has an autonomous battery charging system by solar energy, in such a way that it is capable of storing enough energy to send data continuously to the server.
Robotics, IoT, Augmented Reality
Entity holder of the technological demonstrator
Juan Carlos Piquero Camblor, Head of Market Unit
Demonstration space Expo Industria 4.0 Burgos. Expo Zone Floor 3 Forum Evolution: Demonstrator nº 27