Last year, the Russian software corporation Cognitive Technologies installed its systems on grain harvesters of the largest Russian agricultural holding Rusagro. The experience proved to be successful, and now 242 combines will be equipped with this technology, which will take part in the harvesting of grain in the Belgorod, Tambov, Kursk, Oryol regions and in the Primorsky Territory.
Level 3 autonomous driving system uses live transmission from one video camera, which is processed using a neural network, which allows the combine to maneuver in several types of fields.
According to the available information, the Agro cognitive installation is capable of working in all weather conditions and in any light without the help of GPS. If the combine for any reason leaves the programmed route, the system will alert the remote operator to make the necessary adjustments.
Most of the time, however, the operator will monitor the combine's operations in real time, and in particular monitor threshing, grain cleaning and header tilt.
Cognitive Technologies believes that the Tier 3 system can be installed on other agricultural machines, for example, on tractors and sprayers, which will reduce the cost of grain production by 3-5% and reduce harvest losses.