Current Projects in Automotive Mechatronics
Reducing Friction in Soil Cultivation
2009 - 2010
In cooperation with the Institute of Mobile Machines and Commercial Vehicles of the TU Braunschweig, the IDS investigate in how to minimise the tractive effort by reducing the friction forces in soil cultivation between ground and device.
The Real Time Systems Group (RTS) of the Leibniz University of Hannover has developed an autonomous forklift truck, in cooperation with STILL GmbH, to facilitate flexible navigation and material handling. The forklift truck is able to recognize pallets, to lift these up and to move them to another location autonomously. The pallets, as with the usual systems, need not be placed at a pre-defined hand over point. Instead, they are recognized by using laser scanners and can be automatically lifted from varying positions and heights.