Study on task planning for autonomous scooping of crushed rocks by an intelligent wheel loader with a stereo vision system

Hiroshi Takahashi, Hazumu Abe

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Abstract

In order to realize the autonomous scooping of the crushed rocks by the wheel loader, first of all, the loader has to recognize the shape of the rock pile and to plan the scooping task autonomously. Generally, scooping task is carried out by penetrating the bucket into the rock pile and lifting up the bucket to scoop the rocks. Therefore, in order to plan the scooping task, the scooping point and penetration direction of the bucket have to be determined. In this study, the algorithm to determine the scooping point and penetration direction of the bucket was proposed based on the shape of the rock pile recognized by image processing, and scooping experiments were carried out by using the wheel loader model with a stereo vision system. First of all, the wheel loader recognized the rock pile and determined the scooping point and penetration direction of the bucket. Then, it moved to the scooping point and penetrated the bucket into the rock pile, and scooped the rocks. The working efficiency by using the algorithm proposed here was compared with the one by teaching playback. It was confirmed that the working efficiency by using the algorithm proposed in this study is much higher than that by the teaching playback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain Vehicle Systems 2005, ISTVS 2005
Pages380-393
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event15th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain Vehicle Systems 2005, ISTVS 2005 - Hayama, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sep 252005 Sep 29

Publication series

Name15th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain Vehicle Systems 2005, ISTVS 2005

Other

Other15th International Conference of the International Society for Terrain Vehicle Systems 2005, ISTVS 2005
CountryJapan
CityHayama
Period05/9/2505/9/29

Keywords

  • Autonomous Scooping
  • Crushed Rocks
  • Efficiency
  • Intelligent Wheel Loader
  • Task Planning
  • Vision System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering

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