Energy optimization path planning for battery-powered agricultural rover

Niu, Cong and Yan, Xiutian (2018) Energy optimization path planning for battery-powered agricultural rover. MATEC Web of Conferences, 173. 02001. ISSN 2261-236X

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    Battery life is critical for battery-powered agricultural rovers, so techniques such as optimized moving path planning are of great significance in this field. Finding an optimized path other than straight-line path could save energy and prolong the battery life. Compared with traditional straight-line path planning, an energy-optimized path planning is realized based on artificial potential field algorithm. In simulation studies, most of the uphill is avoided and at least 10.15 % of energy is saved with the optimized path planning. We believe this energy optimization path planning algorithm is a feasible solution to extend the battery life for field operated agricultural rover.

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