Contact: Patrick Fleischmann, Thorsten Ropertz, Patrick Wolf

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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.




Author = {Patrick Wolf and Thorsten Ropertz and Karsten Berns},
Title = {Behavior-Based Obstacle Detection in Off-Road Environments Considering Data Quality},
Booktitle = {Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics },
Year = {2020},
Pages = {786--809},
Editor = {Gusikhin, Olegand Madani, Kurosh},
Volume = {495},
Address = {Cham},
Publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
Note = {ISBN: 978-3-030-11292-9, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11292-9_39},