DurableCASE: Durable Cooperative Agrobotics Systems Engineering
DurableCASE is a collaboration to develop solutions for collaborative robotic vehicles in the agricultural sector. DurableCASE stands for Durable Cooperative Agrobotics Systems Engineering: sustainable solutions for collaborative robots in the agricultural sector.
The use of robots as a replacement for labor in this sector is increasingly becoming a necessity due to a lack of manpower. The perspective offers many possibilities, for example in the field of sustainability. Multiple compact robots can take over the tasks of one large machine. That saves soil compaction. It also provides greater operational reliability: if one robot fails, other robots can take over tasks. The robots have to work well together.
DurableCASE develops solutions for communication between collaborating robots. The goal: robust cooperativity, where robust stands for safe, secure & performant. In other words, safe, secure and with optimum performance, under all circumstances. For robotics, there is a lot available in the rich ecosystem of ROS (Robot Operating System). DurableCASE makes grateful use of this.