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A Test Platform for Planned Field Operations Using LEGO Mindstorms NXT
AbstractTesting agricultural operations and management practices associated with different machinery, systems and planning approaches can be both costly and time-consuming. Computer simulations of such systems are used for development and testing; however, to gain the experience of real-world performance, an intermediate step between simulation and full-scale testing should be included. In this paper, a potential common framework using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT micro-tractor platform is described in terms of its hardware and software components. The performance of the platform is demonstrated and tested in terms of its capability of supporting decision making on infield operation planning. The proposed system represents the basic measures for developing a complete test platform for field operations, where route plans, mission plans, multiple-machinery cooperation strategies and machinery coordination can be executed and tested in the laboratory.
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Edwards, G.; Christiansen, M.P.; Bochtis, D.D.; Sørensen, C.G. A Test Platform for Planned Field Operations Using LEGO Mindstorms NXT. Robotics 2013, 2, 203-216.View more citation formats
Edwards G, Christiansen MP, Bochtis DD, Sørensen CG. A Test Platform for Planned Field Operations Using LEGO Mindstorms NXT. Robotics. 2013; 2(4):203-216.Chicago/Turabian Style
Edwards, Gareth; Christiansen, Martin P.; Bochtis, Dionysis D.; Sørensen, Claus G. 2013. "A Test Platform for Planned Field Operations Using LEGO Mindstorms NXT." Robotics 2, no. 4: 203-216.