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EXpression
EXperiment
EXecution

NEED

Make automated a Caterpillar Track Loader to introduce automation in the construction/earthwork tasks to optimize the machines' operations moving excess soil on a building site leveling the ground

 

The challenge was to bring some models tested in simulation into a real size POC vehicle in order to introduce the concept of "autonomous earthwork" to the decision makers, demonstrate the feasibility and capacities of the machines, build a roadmap for future development & experimentations.

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SOLUTION

/ Technical feasibility analysis  

Drive-by-wire robotisation  

/ Electric-Electronic  architecture 

/ Control software development 

/ AD sensors intergration 

/ A to Z system design 

In-vehicle integration 

/ Testing & validation in end user's facilities in Normandy 

/ Operational user manual 

Post delivery technical support

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OUTCOME

A 22 tons Track Loader robotized and semi-automated, ready to experiment

 

Several successful demonstrations to the staff of the end user & other partners, with a positive feedback

 

New sensors embeded, tested, fully functional

 

Batch of in situ tests driven with encouraging results for the future.

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CLIENT'S TESTIMONIAL

"I've appreciated being supported by ex9 in this ambitious project of "Automated earthwork as a Service". The team is conscientious, responsive, professional even in deep details. We plan to follow up the collaboration in the further steps". JC LF (FR)