Labosport is pleased to unveil its new Red Robin device for the assessment of sports fields – an autonomous solution that collects data along a pre-defined virtual grid of measurement locations. At each test location, the Red Robin can measure NDVI (0.00 to 1.00), turf coverage (0% to 100%), turf colour (graphic), surface hardness (Clegg, 0g to 500g), soil moisture (0.0% to 100.0%) and surface temperature (-30.0 ºC to +150 ºC). It enters the market as the most advanced rolling drone in the industry.
Red Robin combines AI and autonomous vehicle technology to liberate grounds staff and technicians from repetitive tasks. Its consistency and precise programmed procedures improve data collection accuracy while reducing test times. It can effortlessly move forward, backward and make 360-degree turns across a variety of surface conditions and in most weather. The Red Robin is equipped with a fast-charging battery that lasts up to 4-hours of continuous operation. Data analytics comprise heat maps and historical tendency graphs which are accessible via mobile phone (app), tablets, laptops, and desktops. Information is stored using the most advanced cloud-based encryption.
The Red Robin platform is designed with scalability in mind; it is built to be durable and whenever additional tests, equipment and sensors are needed, they can be easily added and connected to the on-board computer. Sustainability is one of the key values influencing Labosport’s research and development team. The base unit can embed new technology as required, making it a smart investment with flexible pricing. Labosport expects to offer new measurement modules regularly, with software and apps designed for seamless upgrades in performance. The first bundle of upgrades is slated for late 2022.
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