AI-TEST-FIELD - A Concept for Industrial-Grade Development of Semantic Environment Perception
In Workshop on Agricultural Robotics and Automation, (ECMR-2021), 31.8.-03.9.2021, Bonn, unknown, Aug/2021. University of Bonn.
Agricultural environments are characterized by harsh and changing conditions. This results in high requirements regarding the robustness of sensors and algorithms for agricultural machines. Due to completely different environmental conditions, it is impossible to copy-paste sensors and algorithms from automotive engineering.
From a research perspective, there are lots of algorithms that deal with an interpretation of a huge amount of sensor data, used for environment perception. Several well-known and high-performance algorithms are data driven. Therefore they
need a lot of labeled training and evaluation data. To develop and evaluate a sensor system with focus on reliability, a bunch of different data sets – under different environmental conditions – have to be recorded. Possible conditions such as rain, dazzling sunlight, dust as well as different stages of plant growth have to be captured. Hence an environment is needed on which a lot of data can be generated in a simple way. The research project AI-TEST-FIELD aims an automated testbed taking into account the different environmental conditions over a long period of time.