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Kamaro Engineering joins the development of the virtual maize field! Will you join too?

A digital Field Robot Event poses some serious challenges but also brings new opportunities. Due to the digital nature of a virtual event, we can now easily collaborate internationally. Since today Kamaro engineering, a well-known participant of the Field Robot Event, is contributing to the development of the digital simulation environment. Kamaro engineering already made […]

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We will conduct a virtual Field Robot Event in 2021!

In order to prepare, if you have only little experience in GAZEBO/ROS, we recommend to follow the link on the “Virtual environment” page. This will be also the place where we will publish more details about the event soon! We still suggest a rough preliminary task description like: Basic (1) and advanced navigation (2), an […]

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Online event 2021

After the cancellation for 2020 we are happy to inform you that we will conduct a Field Robot Event in 2021. Although the C-problem continues we do not want to give up. After some discussions we want to offer a virtual and remote event, because the conditions to prepare for the event are difficult and […]

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FRE 2020 canceled!

As perhaps many of you already expected: We are very sorry to inform you that we do not conduct the Field Robot Event this year. This is the first time in FRE history, but there is no way around. All signals from different countries are clear. Due to complete closings of Universities and partly strong […]

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For those of you who will come the first time, there are good news:

Do you wish to construct your own autonomous robot and participate in the international Field Robot Event? The CLAAS Foundation can help you – up to a maximum amount of 1500 Euro per team.

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Field Robot Event 2020

The next international Field Robot Event 2020 (18th edition) will be in Erwitte/Lippstadt in Germany again together with the DLG Field Days on Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th of June 2020. On behalf of the organising committee, we invite you to come with a student and/or professional team and participate in the event. We joined […]

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FarmBeast wins Freestyle task

FarmBeast showed a so-called automatic tool changer in the freestyle task. This is an implement with various tools such as a mower and a laser cutter. Depending on the task that has to be performed, a tool holder takes one of the tools and moves it to the object to be treated.

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The overall winner of the event is Helios evo!

Helios evo and Carbonite ended up with the same number of points (105) and also TAFR and Dschubba had the same number of points (97) If two or more teams have the same number of points for the overall ranking, the team with the better placements during all four tasks (1, 2, 3 and 4) […]

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TAFR wins Weeding task

The biggest robot in this year’s competition has managed to win this task without damaging any plant! It sprayed five weeds. The much smaller Helios evo damaged just one plant, sprayed three weeds and became second. The third place went to The Great Cornholio who sprayed the same number of plants as the winner but […]

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The Great Cornholio wins the Field Mapping task

In task 3, the robots scout for weeds and obstacles in the field. The great Cornholio detected the most; eight out of fourteen. Dschubba became second and Carbonite third.

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Helios evo wins Advanced Navigation task

In Task 2, newcomer Ceres has done an excellent job. They didn’t need manual correction or damaged any plants. The experienced Helios evo was slightly faster and won this task. Maizerunner finished in third place.

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Carbonite wins Basic Navigation task

They did it again! Just as last year Carbonite wins the first task. The second place was for Floribot and Ceres became third.

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Task 3, clarified rules and assessment

Because of some questions about task 3, we clarified the rules and assessment of task 3, Field mapping. The new version of the task descriptions can be found in Downloads. The changes are marked yellow/green. There are no straight rows this year. The actual layout of the row pattern is shown in this picture.

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Registration extended

We extended the registration deadline by 1 week. So the new deadline is Friday, May 24th.

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Robot description; Template available!

Registered teams are asked to provide us with a short description of their robot including a photo for the program booklet (technical specifications, special features etc.). A text template is now available under ‘Downloads’. We stress the point, that you will not be allowed to participate when you do not provide the short description latest […]

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