The corporation did not indicate who made the base for the drone.
The Research and Production Association (NPO) of automation, which is part of Roskosmos, presented a prototype of an unmanned tractor at the Innoprom-2019 exhibition in Yekaterinburg. The car is autonomous – there is no cabin, steering wheel and pedals in it, and it determines its location by installing several systems for the development of NPO automatics, the press service of Roscosmos reports .
The controller receives the necessary information from the satellite to build a route and processes it. Artificial intelligence of the machine ensures its safe movement along the trajectory with optimal speeds. The tractor makes decisions and is able to learn in the process of work, accumulating knowledge. The machine is equipped with special cameras with precise driving function.
While the prototype is being tested. The movement program is set by a specialist – he schematically draws a route and monitors the correctness of the task.
In March, the head of “Roskosmos” Dmitry Rogozin announced the release of an unmanned tram with medical equipment. It will be manufactured at the Roskosmos enterprise in the Chelyabinsk region.
The news that the space corporation creates agricultural equipment has caused surprise and irony among users of social networks.
“Open Media” claims that the Russian development is very similar to the South Korean mini-tractor Branson 2500h. The publication points to the same wheels of the two models and the front power frame. In addition, it was just such a tractor that NPO Avtomatiki bought in May 2019 for 1.2 million rubles.
NPO Avtomatika did not disclose the name of its own product and donor model. As explained by Open Media, this is different from the practice of foreign producers, who create their designs based on existing products.