Denmark, Aarhus

Automated Vehicles in Plant Production

when 1 August 2011 - 19 August 2011
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

With a course Automated vehicles in plant production you can help solve one of the largest global challenges of the 21st century: The population is increasing more and more, and this means food production must be increased. The extra demand for food and bioenergy has an impact on nature and the environment. There is a need for solutions that ensure sustainable development and coexistence between agriculture, nature and the environment. The solution to all these challenges requires the development of new and sustainable technology. Course offered by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, AU.

Course leader

Ole Green, Dionysis Bochtis, Ibrahim Abd El-Hameed & Daniel Sveistrup

Target group

Bachelors degree or equivalent. Applicants without a bachelor degree will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Course aim

Learning outcomes and competences

- be able to understand and explain the multi-disciplinary aspect of automated vehicles in bio-production systems

- be able to identify the specific features of a bio-production oriented automated vehicle

- be able to understand and explain the limitations of the existing platforms, prototypes, and architectures and the challenges that these limitations impose.

- be able to evaluate the functionality and working dependable operating characteristics for sensors, navigation systems such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Local Positioning Systems (LPS), systems for energy control, system for control and surveillance

- be able to understand embedded cognition (sensing inference) for optimal use of robotics and automation

- be able to consider the selection of system and component in relation to the requirements and differences in the applications

Fee info

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