Agricultural Robot Designs
Agricultural robot designs have been worked on for many years. Some are
more practical than others!
Here are a selection of agricultural robot designs I have been involved with and found on the web.
1. The Scamp seeder. A concept vehicle for micro tillage and individual
2. The Scamp scout. A concept vehicle for non contact sensing of growing crops. Note the sprayer in the background
3. The Scamp Weeder. Concept vehicle for mechanical weeding
4. The Scamp Harvester. Concept vehicle for selective harvesting.
The intended purpose of designing these vehicles was to start a discussion on how these vehicles could look in the future.
Designed 2007 by Simon Blackmore and Massey Ferguson / AGCO
Graphics by CrimsonCat
Papers describing this concept
Systems Requirements For a Small Autonomous Tractor
RoboTrac concept tractor. This model has been incorporated into the
Designed in 2007 by Hannes Seeberg
is an industrial design project of a robotic weeder by Fabian Zimmerli.
This design was also fabricated from plastic parts.
The SLU forestry robot designed for
felling and trimming trees. A wooden prototype was made to help
visualise the real thing.
This drawing is of a wire following tractor. The cables were laid into
the ground and the tractor followed the cable using inductance sensors.
|A steam robot replacing a man. Note the steam dinosaur cultivating behind.|
The Steam man.
Again, using the concept of a mechanical man to do the work.