FroboMind Robot:Armadillo

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Armadillo is a series of field robots designed and developed by the University of Southern Denmark in collaboration with several companies. They all run the FroboMind software platform and have been used in various research projects within crop scouting, mechanical and chemical weeding, mine detection etc.

The Armadillo robots up to version III all used a FroboBox robot computer tailored to field robots with respect to interfaces, rugged casing etc. There is some documentation for this computer availble here. The FroboBox has now evolved into a commercial product named Conpleks Robotech Controller 701. This product is installed on Armadillo IV and V.


Armadillo versions

  1. Armadillo The first prototype.
  2. Armadillo Scout | Armadillo Scout Documentation The second version used by the University of Hohenheim.
  3. Armadillo III Currently in use at the University of Southern Denmark.
  4. Armadillo Pichi A small, low-cost and less modularized Armadillo intended for light scouting and manipulation tasks.
  5. Armadillo IV Currently in use at the University of Southern Denmark.
  6. Armadillo V This version has been renamed to Kongskilde Robotti


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Armadillo IV precision weeding trial 2013.

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Armadillo IV (rear) precision weeding trial 2013.

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Armadillo III cultivating with VibroCrop.

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Armadillo III with WADS sensor for humanitarian demining.

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Armadillo III recording images of weed.

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Armadillo III with a row-weeder.


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Armadillo III at FieldRobotEvent 2012.


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Armadillo I configured for weed photographing.

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