[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [ROS Projects] Tractobots, my attempts at field robots
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Fri May 19 01:47:47 UTC 2017
I like boring robots. Tractobot03 is approaching that stage. Here is a boring video of it planting:
Tractobot03 has planted 122A this week. I have not driven it locally for any planting. It was painfully slow and tedious for a couple days. I had to enter each line into my code, ensuring that it went the correct way, start following the line, drop the planter, and start the fertilizer. Then I had to raise the planter, stop the fertilizer, turn, then load a new line.
Today felt much better. It's running pretty much on its own. I even ran home once while it traveled from the far end of the field. The main problem now is that I lose GPS periodically. At least I have it programmed to stop when that happens. Then I back up and resume.
Because of the pressure to plant, I fell back on my old navigation code. My lines are not at all straight. I'm calling them "heritage lines" - like my grandfather planted. I look forward to improving them.
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