Ai Object Based Navigation Takes One Step Forwards

A project log for WEEDINATOR 2019

The WEEDINATOR project continues .... The inevitability of robots working on farms draws ever nearer ....

capt-flatus-oflahertyCapt. Flatus O'Flaherty ☠ 09/14/2018 at 11:480 Comments

About 4 months ago I bought the Jetson TX2 development board and tried to install the JetPack software to it …….. but after many hours of struggle, I got pretty much nowhere. Fortunately, the next release, JetPack 3.3, worked a lot better and I finally managed to get a working system up and running:

The installation uses two computers running Ubuntu and the tricks that I used are:

The plan is to spend the colder Winter months developing an object based navigation system for the machine so, for example, it can use the plants themselves to enhance the overall navigation accuracy. We'll still be using GNSS, electrical cables, barcodes etc but will eventually give mathematical weighting to the techniques that prove to be more useful.