The RoBivaL project will compare different robot locomotion concepts from space research and agricultural applications on the basis of experiments conducted under agricultural conditions. The knowledge gained in the process is intended to promote a transfer of technology and knowledge between space research and agricultural research. To further strengthen this, the recorded experiment data will be stored and made available for future research in a standardized experiment database that is being developed within the framework of RoBivaL.
|Duration:||01.08.2021 till 31.07.2023|
|Donee:||German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH|
|Sponsor:||Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy|
National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences (10.2020- 09.2025)
DLR SpaceBot Cup 2013 RoverSherpaTT
Four robot systems will be used in the experiments, two of which (Artemis & SherpaTT) have their origin in futuristic space applications and two others (Naio Oz & BoniRob) have been developed specifically for the agricultural sector.
The exact evaluation criteria will be determined in the course of the project, with the help of workshops involving experts from both application fields to identify and address the aspects specifically relevant to agriculture.
In order to further promote interdisciplinary exchange, the recorded experimental data will be made available for future research work.For this purpose, a standardized log and experiment database will be developed and operated, which will allow easy access to the collected data for further processing.
In subsequent ventures, the data could be used, for example, to make predictions about subsurface conditions, which in turn could be taken into account in mission and path planning, or to adjust controller parameters or locomotion behavior, which in turn would be of benefit to both space and agricultural robotics.