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.
Technical feasibility analysis Drive-by-wire robotisation EE architecture Control sw development AD sensors integration A to Z system design In vehicle integration Testing & validation in end user's facilities in Normandy Full user operational manual Post delivery technical support.
Track Loader robotized and semi-automated, ready to experiment several successful demonstrations to the staff of the end user & other partners, positive feedbacks, new sensors embedded, tested, fully functional batch of in situ tests driven with encouraging results for the future.
"I 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". JChLF, HR.