Mobile robotics in agricultural operations: A narrative review on planning aspects

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  • Vasileios Moysiadis, Center For Research And Technology - Hellas
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  • Naoum Tsolakis, Center For Research And Technology - Hellas, University of Cambridge
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  • Dimitris Katikaridis, Center For Research And Technology - Hellas
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  • Claus G. Sørensen
  • Simon Pearson, University of Lincoln
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  • Dionysis Bochtis

The advent of mobile robots in agriculture has signaled a digital transformation with new automation technologies optimize a range of labor-intensive, resources-demanding, and time-consuming agri-field operations. To that end a generally accepted technical lexicon for mobile robots is lacking as pertinent terms are often used interchangeably. This creates confusion among research and practice stakeholders. In addition, a consistent definition of planning attributes in automated agricultural operations is still missing as relevant research is sparse. In this regard, a "narrative" review was adopted (1) to provide the basic terminology over technical aspects of mobile robots used in autonomous operations and (2) assess fundamental planning aspects of mobile robots in agricultural environments. Based on the synthesized evidence from extant studies, seven planning attributes have been included: (i) high-level control-specific attributes, which include reasoning architecture, the world model, and planning level, (ii) operation-specific attributes, which include locomotion-task connection and capacity constraints, and (iii) physical robot-specific attributes, which include vehicle configuration and vehicle kinematics.

TidsskriftApplied Sciences
StatusUdgivet - maj 2020

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