In contrast to traditional industrial and consumer robots, field robotics systems must operate in outdoor, unstructured and dynamic environments, such as construction worksites, mines, and farm fields, as well as busy urban centers. Field robotics systems are typically larger and more ruggedized than systems designed for indoor use, and must be able to withstand challenging working conditions. To do so, field systems must incorporate and utilize motion control and actuation technologies that are up to the task.
In this panel session, the unique motion control requirements for field systems will be reviewed, along with the characteristics and capabilities of the latest motion control products and technologies for field robotics systems. Case studies and product examples will be used to highlight salient points. Topics include:
• Field Robotics Motion Control Requirements
• Ruggedized Motion Control Products and Technologies
• Robotic Motion Control Trends for Field Systems
• Applications and Vertical Markets