Autonomous Systems - Research in the Area of Autonomous Systems Reported from University of Sussex
2012 JUN 27 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Telecommunications Business -- Fresh data on Autonomous Systems are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Brighton, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews editors, researchers stated "The advent of mobile and ubiquitous systems has enabled the development of autonomous systems such as wireless-sensors for environmental data collection and teams of collaborating Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs) used in missions unsuitable for humans. However, with these range of new application-domains comes a new challenge-enabling self-management in mobile autonomous systems. ...read more
Autonomous Systems - Study Findings from North Carolina State University Provide New Insights into Autonomous Systems
2012 MAR 28 - (VerticalNews.com) -- According to the authors of recent research published in the journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems, "For a mobile robotic agent to bridge the gaps between disconnected networks, it is beneficial for the robot to first determine the network coverage boundary. Several techniques have been introduced to determine the boundary nodes of a network, but the correctness of these techniques is often ill-defined. ...read more
Autonomous Systems - Report Summarizes Autonomous Systems Study Findings from Texas A&M University
2011 SEP 28 - (VerticalNews.com) -- According to the authors of recent research published in the journal Applied Engineering in Agriculture, "Cotton producers often have difficulty finding adequate labor during harvest. Module builder operators are often inexperienced and may build poorly shaped modules."
"Equipment manufacturers have recently introduced harvesters with on-board module building capabilities to reduce labor requirements; however, this feature is only available on picker harvesters and significantly increases purchase cost. Conventional module builders offer automatic tramping systems as an option, but these systems do not distribute cotton in the builder or prevent cotton from being pushed out of the builder by the tramper. The objective of this research was to develop an autonomous module forming system by retrofitting a conventional module builder. Sensors were installed on a module builder to determine the position of the carriage, tramper, and location of cotton in the module builder. An algorithm was developed to control electro-hydraulic valves so cotton was properly distributed and compressed in the module builder. The boll buggy operator could remotely control the system using a wireless display. The autonomous system constructed modules with a 64% smaller water collection area in an average time of 37.4 min. Cotton producers indicated that the system was simple to use and significantly reduced labor requirements," wrote R.G. Hardin and colleagues, Texas A&M University ...read more
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