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  • Manufacturer: Directed Machines
  • Robot: Land Care Robot
  • Task(s): Autonomously mow, haul, groom, plough snow, spray, till, hoe and more.
  • Development start: Autumn 2018
  • Pricing: Sale + Service, with a base LCR price of $16.800 or Service only.

Description

The autonomous Land Care Robot (LCR) is solar-electric and is a multi-purpose, heavy-duty robot. It can manually or autonomously mow, haul, groom, plough snow, spray, till, hoe and more. The LCR uses user-defined paths and work areas or visual cues to follow a person or peer machine and is controlled by a low-cost Raspberry Pi 4 computer. The LCR uses a low-cost combination of depth cameras, GPS and IMU and a topological probabilistic model to navigate in dynamic, structured and unstructured environments. The robot has a stainless steel, modular, field-repairable chassis and comes in various configurations (e.g. with tracks and 4WD).

Drive train type

Field repairable, chain-based drive train.

Characteristics

One hitch in the middle for precise work with perfect Solar powered, 2,000 kg lift capacity, 3,000+ kg tow capacity, 50-degree inclines (roll + pitch), Mechanical PTO, Electrical PTO, Inverter and more.

Navigation system

Day or night. Rain or Shine. Navigation tech is use-case specific and fuses data from one or more of GPS, RTK, Vision, LPS. Obstacle detection uses rangefinders (e.g., depth camera, lidar, sonar).

Look for all specifications in the table below.

Manufacturer:

Name robotLand Care Robot/heavy-duty, multipurpose
DimensionsLength 2.93 m/9,6 feet. Width 1.46m/4.8 feet. Height 1.22m/4 feet. Can be adjusted up or down for different use cases.
Turning radiusZero turn
Weight  550 kg
Energy source  Solar-electric. Solar is always active. Clients can plug into AC (110V or 220V) or use a level 2 AC charger.
Energy stock/range  Task dependent and depends on the energy storage option chosen. Can be as high as 24 hours.
Driveline  Field repairable, chain-based drive train.
Output capacity  Application dependent, about 1 acre per hour, day or night, rain or shine.
Navigation systemNavigation tech is use-case specific and fuses data from one or more of GPS, RTK, Vision, LPS. Obstacle detection uses rangefinders (e.g., depth camera, lidar, sonar).
Pricing  Different ownership models:
Sale + Service, where the base LCR price is $16,800 or Service only.
Availability (countries)Units have been sold and deployed across North America. Will be available on other continents.
Units operational (total end 2021)  Not disclosed

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