Bomag to show ROBOMAG autonomous roller
By Louise Carney02 March 2022
Bomag is to show its fully autonomous tandem roller concept - ROBOMAG - at Futureworx, provoking debates about the benefits of such technologies in the future.
Developed as part of a technological study for Bomag’s “Think Future” concept in 2019, ROBOMAG builds on the knowledge gained by Bomag in cooperation with the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, when converting road rollers to fully autonomous systems.
Technologies such as GPS, Lidar, and state-of-the-art position sensors are used. With ROBOMAG, Bomag is making its vision of fully autonomous construction machinery a reality.
The fully autonomous tandem roller ROBOMAG can be used completely independently in a defined work area. The system obtains information on position, situation, and movement using a combination of different technologies for spatial orientation, environmental perception, and environmental safety.
A comprehensive safety concept with sensory environment recognition is used to prevent collisions.
In addition to the fully automatic mode, the ROBOMAG also has the option to follow manually entered movement patterns so the roller can perform its task autonomously even with special compaction jobs. It goes without saying that the roller has a mechanical emergency stop mechanism in every mode.
Bomag is also featuring BOMAP, which in 2019, was awarded the gold award by Plantworx for best digital innovation.
Since then major projects such as HS2 have adopted BOMAP as its preferred CCC data processing system due to the fact that data can be shared via third-party systems.
This makes BOMAP the most widely accessible and easy to use, “bring your own device” system.
Bomag also supports a partnership approach to technology and will be exhibiting the first prototype remote-controlled BW120 roller and electric tamper, BT60e.