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A Human Centred Design of General Purpose Unmanned Electric Vehicle Chassis for Agriculture Task Payload

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Kuang Ma

Otago Polytechnic 100 ANZAC Ave, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
makuang@mac.com

Tom Ziming Qi

Otago Polytechnic 100 ANZAC Ave, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
tqi@op.ac.nz

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4034740 History: Received January 26, 2016; Revised August 18, 2016

Abstract

This paper presents the design process of a novel general-purpose electric vehicle chassis as agriculture payload carrier platform to perform agricultural tasks: detection, guidance, mapping, and action. This design applied a Human centred design frameworks and processes: Kumar's seven modes of the design innovation process, and the three lenses of human-centred design by IDEO. After approach from three design-project perspectives mapping, a universal electric powered multi-wheel independent drive and independent steering robotic vehicle platform is designed for agricultural application. A real size prototype has been built to prove the design.

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