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  • Manufacturer: Korechi Innovations (Canada)
  • Robot: RoamIO-mini
  • Task(s): Multipurpose as mowing, weeding, seed and fertiliser dispersal.
  • Development start: 2016
  • Pricing: Starts at $32.000,-

Description

RoamIO-mini is a battery powered field-programmable tracked robot for vineyards, orchards and vegetable production designed to automate tasks such as mowing, harvest assistance, yield estimation, disease detection and fumigation. Users can plan and command tasks via a tablet and the robot has integrated path planning software. Manufacturers are working on a new version of our robot and android app (software update) that will allow users to operate and manipulate multiple robots simultaneously, which is advantageous for those farmers that have very large fields with strict time constraints.

Drive train type

Geared brushless motors per track, uses skid steering.

Characteristics

Has a 12VDC output, optional motorized lift for implements. The tracks on the RoamIO-mini lower the soil-compaction to under 0.14 bar, which benefits soil-health and allows access to the farm any time of the year. It is also capable of carrying its own weight in payload – 150kg). The track width is 15cm and 0.72 meters center to center.

Navigation system

The robot is controlled using a tablet computer. From there, the user sets 4 inputs for a path planning algorithm: boundaries, obstacles (if any), start point, and end point. Techniques; triple redundancy – a LiDAR, 2 SONARs, and a camera that runs artificial intelligence algorithms to detect 30+ different “objects” such as humans, animals, cars, tractors, etc. Does not require ambient light to function.

Look for all specifications in the table below.

Manufacturer:

Name robotRoamIO-mini
Dimensions1.2 x 0.91 x 0.91 (L x W x H). The track width is 15cm and 0.72 meters center to center.
Turning radiusis capable of rotating on the spot if necessary.
Weight  150 kg
Energy source  Electricity/batteries
Energy stock/range  Up to 9 hours on a single battery charge
Driveline  Geared brushless motors per track, uses skid steering
Output capacity  Task dependent. Top speed 6.5 kph. eg. up to 7 ha/hr for datalogging and 0.9 ha/hr mechanical weeding. 
Navigation systemTriple redundancy – a LiDAR, 2 SONARs, and a camera that runs artificial intelligence algorithms to detect 30+ different “objects”.
Pricing  Starts at $32.000,-
Availability ( countries)US through regional distributors
Units operational (total end 2021)  4

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