4. Application of the Altshuler’s algorithm for determining the overall dimensions of an agrorobot

Author: Georgi Stanchev, Ivan Mitkov, Georgi Komitov, Atanas Sevov

DOI: 10.22620/agrisci.2021.30.004

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Modern robots perform a number of comprehensive tasks. In the agricultural sector, they are able to work on large areas with a wide range of crops with different agronomic requirements. They are highly maneuverable, some of them have the ability to rotate around its axis (can work in hard to reach places and small terrains). In the beginning, agricultural robots were slow, light and small. At the same time, they could not fully meet the requirements of their „employers“ due to the comprehensiveness of agricultural activity and the level of development of scientific and technological progress. The tasks of the agrorobots will only increase – from data collection, weeding, performing various agrotechnical activities to offering many functions.
The present article uses the famous TRIZ theory, developed by the Soviet inventor Henrik Altshuler. Its basic principle is the resolution of an unresolved contradiction by means of an inventive solution, if any. An unresolved inconsistency occurs if, when one parameter improvement is introduced into a system, another parameter deteriorates. These contradictions are called „technical contradictions“. The overall dimensions of an agricultural robot for growing some crops have been determined.