Agricultural Robotics

For the last two years I’ve been working on an agricultural robotic project, specifically for the purpose of performing phenotyping research at the University of Saskatchewan.

PAMM, an acronym for Plant Phenotyping and Measurement Machine, is a RC controllable robotic platform that combines a mobile platform with data aquisition systems such as Cameras, Laser Scanners, and others to aid plant breeders in their research.

Here are a few pictures of the platform from our booth at Spectrum 2019:

Basically PAMM is a large remote controlled platform, with 4kW of electrical power going to a 4 wheel steer and drive system. It’s capable of around 3m/s top speed although that’s terrifying on rough ground when there’s no suspension.