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4.3 Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Blackmore, B. Simon, and Hans Werner Griepentrog. 2006. Section 4.3 Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics, pp. 204-215 of Chapter 4 Mechatronics and Applications, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.21675)
Authors:   B. S. Blackmore and H. W. Griepentrog
Keywords:   Autonomous tractor, Automatic steering, Agricultural robotics, Behavioral robotics

This section covers some of the recent developments in vehicle automation ranging from various forms of driver-assisted steering through totally autonomous vehicles. Commercial and research examples are given with a description of how behavioral robotics can be applied to agriculture.

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