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Row Crop Harvesting
This project is no longer active.
Contact: Thomas Gordon
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
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This page last updated - June 2010.
The row crop harvesting project targeted three levels of automation:
  • A "cruise control” feature to automatically steer, drive and control the harvesting header, thereby allowing allow the operator to focus on other in-cab controls and harvest conditions.
  • A GPS-based "teach/playback” system to enable the harvester to "learn” a field and then repeat a given path, thereby allowing one operator to remotely control several harvesters.
  • A fully autonomous harvester using vision perception to completely harvest a field with no human supervision.