Autonomous Mowers Engineering

self_driving_mowers

Turn your park or sports field mower into an autonomous mower with precise virtual perimeter mowing, obstacle detection, arbitrary mowing patterns, arbitrary turns etc.:

  • Autonomous mower retrofit kit (autopilot for RTK-GPS based localization, radar-based obstacle detection)
  • Autopilot software (automatic mapping & path tracking) for autonomous mowers
  • Mobile apps for autonomous mowers (Android and iPhone)

Autopilot software features:

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  • cm-precise mowing (based on RTK -GPS localization)
  • arbitrary shapes and mowing patterns (can be adjusted to your target domain, football ground, farming, park, private garden etc.)
  • automatic mapping of the path layout after learning the perimeter (can be adjusted to your target domain like football ground, farming, park, private garden, golf course etc.)
  • shortest-path finding with obstacle avoidance
  • arbitrary clearance distance to perimeter and obstacles
  • adjustable to other hardware (e.g. riding mowers, seed and plant robots), different types of steerings like differential wheel steering or ackerman steering and path planning and tracking

Sports field mower retrofit kit overview:

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The front (and rear) obstacle detection can detect people, trees etc. and smaller objects. The autonomous mower will slow down when objects are approaching and stop when objects are getting too near.
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Testing camera-based detection of balls and flagpoles (detection works at night and day):

Autonomous mower test at Golfclub Herford e.V., Germany:

Path planning and tracking for larger robots (sports field, park, private garden etc.):

User interface:

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Autonomous garden lawn mower, path planning and cm-precise tracking for small robots:

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Ground obstacle detection (obstacles, animals, humans) in sunlight – robot stops when obstacle detected:

Ground obstacle detection (obstacles, animals, humans) in darkness – left side shows RGB image, right side shows depth image and detections. Works at day and night:

Example web interfaces we did built for autonomous garden mowers:

Web interface for Bosch Indego robotic lawn mowers

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Components for self-driving mowers:

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