GATOR

Contact: Patrick Fleischmann, Thorsten Ropertz, Patrick Wolf

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Description

The robot is based on a John Deere XUV 855D Gator. The vehicle is equipped with a 17 kW diesel engine, an automatic gearbox, an on-demand true four-wheel drive system and 4 fully independent dual A-arm suspensions which makes it especially suitable for rough terrain. Additionally, a Drive-by-Wire system has been added to the car which turns the series model into an autonomous one. Based on this modification, the Gator is completely controllable by a computer which comprises gas, brakes, steering, gear shift and also the lights and the ignition.

The front side of the vehicle is equipped with a bunch of sensors which are evaluated in the forest and the field, e.g. two stereo and two time-of-flight cameras.

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Publications

@inproceedings{Fleischmann16b,
Author = {Patrick Fleischmann and Johannes Kneip and Karsten Berns},
Title = {An Adaptive Detection Approach for Autonomous Forest Path Following using Stereo Vision},
Booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2016)},
Year = {2016},
Address = {Puket, Thailand},
Month = { November 13-15},
}