(19)
(11)EP 2 390 741 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
19.03.2014 Bulletin 2014/12

(43)Date of publication A2:
30.11.2011 Bulletin 2011/48

(21)Application number: 11164714.5

(22)Date of filing:  04.05.2011
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G05B 19/418(2006.01)
G05D 1/02(2006.01)
A01D 34/00(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 27.05.2010 US 789115

(71)Applicant: Deere & Company
Moline, IL 61265-8098 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Johnson, David A.
    Charlotte NC 28202 (US)
  • Anderson, Noel W.
    Fargo ND 58102 (US)
  • Eisenbeis, Kirk Narum
    Charlotte NC 28273 (US)

(74)Representative: Holst, Sönke 
John Deere GmbH & Co. KG Global Intellectual Property Services John-Deere-Strasse 70
68163 Mannheim
68163 Mannheim (DE)

  


(54)Method for controlling an autonomous machine across multiple sub-areas


(57) A system for autonomous machine management comprises a number of autonomous machines, a number of nodes, a performance estimation module, and a navigation system. The number of autonomous machines is configured to perform area coverage tasks in a worksite. The number of nodes is configured to define a number of worksite areas for the worksite. The performance estimation module is executed by a processor unit and configured to calculate a percentage of work completed in the number of worksite areas. The navigation system is configured to operate an autonomous machine to perform the area coverage tasks and move between the number of worksite areas.







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