Maximising availability of transportation robots through intelligent allocation of parking spaces

Ravikanna, Roopika, Hanheide, Marc, Das, Gautham and Zhu, Zuyuan (2021) Maximising availability of transportation robots through intelligent allocation of parking spaces. In: TAROS2021, September 8-10, 2021, Lincoln, UK.

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Abstract

Autonomous agricultural robots increasingly have an important role in tasks such as transportation, crop monitoring, weed detection etc. These tasks require the robots to travel to different locations in the field. Reducing time for this travel can greatly reduce the global task completion time and improve the availability of the robot to perform more number of tasks. Looking at in-field logistics robots for supporting human fruit pickers as a relevant scenario, this research deals with the design of various algorithms for automated allocation of parking spaces for the on-field robots, so as to make them most accessible to preferred areas of the field. These parking space allocation algorithms are tested
for their performance by varying initial parameters like the size of the field, number of farm workers in the field, position of the farm workers etc. Various experiments are conducted for this purpose on a simulated environment. Their results are studied and discussed for better understanding about the contribution of intelligent parking space allocation towards improving the overall time efficiency of task completion.

Keywords:Robotic Farming, Agricultural Robots, Autonomous Parking, Robotic Fleets, Swarm Robotics
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology
ID Code:46635
Deposited On:29 Sep 2021 09:46

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