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In the Rough : In-Field evaluation of an autonomous vehicle for golf course maintenance

Dunbabin, Matthew, Roberts, Jonathan , Usher, Kane, & Corke, Peter (2004) In the Rough : In-Field evaluation of an autonomous vehicle for golf course maintenance. In Proceedings. 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2004 (IROS 2004), IEEE, Sendai Japan, pp. 3339-3344.

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Abstract

Maintenance is a time consuming and expensive task for any golf course or driving range manager. For a golf course the primary tasks are grass mowing and maintenance (fertilizer and herbicide spreading), while for a driving range mowing, maintenance and ball collection are required. All these tasks require an operator to drive a vehicle along paths which are generally predefined. This paper presents some preliminary in-field tsting results for an automated tractor vehicle performing golf ball collection on an actual driving range, and mowing on difficult unstructured terrain.

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ID Code: 33841
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: automated tractor vehicle, golf course maintenance, driving range mowing, driving range management, autonomous vehicle, infield evaluation, automatic guided vehicles, lawnmowers, maintenance engineering, mobile robots
DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2004.1389932
ISBN: 0-7803-8463-6 Print
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 IEEE
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Deposited On: 29 Sep 2010 09:43
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