Yuri Kozowski and Paulo Adriano Biondan (Brazil)
The V-ICON is a multifunctional and versatile agricultural machine to work all over the year in small and large properties with a simplified assembly, dimensional optimization and a new proposal for the use of its forces. Possible to be operated on it or by wireless.
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
We believe that until 2030 the world will have greater needs to solve the crescent search for food and with this prediction we see a scenario with more diversity on farms, increasing the demand for small machines capable of working as the large ones without needing a great variety of machinery. Because in this case, less is more.
Based in this scenario we sought inspiration in a context already tried by the ancestors of the current farmer, when it was necessary to use animal power and from this expertise, we have developed an equipment that can perform all the necessary activities. However if still need the use of higher power, couple it to other equipment, making it capable of performing larger tasks.
This diversity will alter the routines in the day work of the farms and will be necessary to adapt to them with agility in the actions. For this V-Icon will have an artificial intelligence that will give you the ability to learn and perform autonomous tasks, being able to immediately reproduce an activity that was performed through the commands of your operator, either directly handling the equipment or through a virtual reality controller. So you can work on it or far from it.
Another facility developed is the lateral coupling that allows the use of harvesting and spraying implements, made possible by its central auxiliary engine. To make available this technology in the field, the V-Icon will give the farmer the possibility of supplying it through available energy sources in his place of operation, feeding his batteries through a hybrid system. Therefore it would be used biogas or biodiesel and even wind or solar energy storage sources.