In 2016, the National University of Rosario (UN) and the Franco-Argentine International Center for Information Sciences and Systems (Cephasis) , depends on conelaunched a project to develop a cleaning robot
Since then, the initiative has reported on developments, which today allow it to carry out tests with an emphasis on weed control with tools artificial intelligence.
he cleaning robot The Argentine was thought to be independent, efficient, and able to move across cultivated fields, run through canyons, or follow a set path.
Technological equipment allows you Weed detection and act on them, whether through selective application of herbicides or by mechanical means, uprooting or burning weeds.
The prototype has a lightweight design, so it doesn’t hit the ground in its trajectory.
It has four independently motorized wheels that allow it to move around the field.
It has solar panels and batteries that power the wheel motors and on-board computer, so it doesn’t need fossil fuels to operate.
In order to determine its location, it has position, orientation and motion sensors (GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope).
It also has two synchronized cameras, allowing you to see in depth. It is directed forward, which allows you to see the horizon and the classified field.
Cameras are used to avoid crop trampling while the robot is navigating, with potential weeds being detected in the area of monitored crops through AI algorithms.
The robot can be operated with a remote control, at the command of a person through a remote device (PC, tablet, cell phone) or, finally, completely independently.
The current version has nine sprayers on the rear axle and a hydraulic system for local application of herbicides.