Cognitive Technologies conducted the first test of an unmanned harvester
In the spring we wrote about the Russian company Cognitive Technologies, which has created an autopilot for agricultural equipment. Yesterday, a few months later, the developers said that conducted the first test of its technology in conjunction with Rostselmash.
Cruise focuses on the field with a video camera, which allows artificial intelligence to calculate the trajectory of the movement. With this processor goes smoothly on the field, collecting undersized barley. Initially, developers planned to test the autopilot on the field of wheat - its height is about eighty centimeters. Instead, the autopilot had to deal with a barley field, the height of the ear which does not exceed the forty centimeters. To the automatic control system combine coped with the task, the developers almost two days trained neural network to work in new conditions. Despite the difficulties, the first test was successful.
The video introduces a new harvester RSM 181, developed by Rostselmash: that its developers have equipped their autopilot and the automatic control system.